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129th BELMONT STAKES

Grade I for three-year olds; 9th race at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Date— June 7, 1997; Distance— 11/2 miles; Stakes Purse— $721,000 ($432,600 to winner; $144,200 for 2nd; $79,310 for 3rd; $43,260 for 4th; $21,630 for fifth); Track— Fast; Off— 5:31 p.m. EDT; Favorite—Silver Charm (6-5)

Winner— Touch Gold; Field— 7 horses; Time— 2:284/5; Start— Good; Won— Driving; Sire— Deputy Minister (Vice Regent); Dam— Passing Mood (Buckpasser); Record (going into race): 7 starts, 3 wins, 2 second, 1 third; Last Start— 4th in Preakness Stakes (May 17); Breeder— Hill N' Dale Farm & Holtsinger Inc. (Ky.)

Order of Finish Jockey PP 1/4 1/21-Mile 1 1/4-M Stretch Finish To $1
a-Touch GoldChris McCarron11-11-14-43-1/23-81-3/42.65
Silver CharmGary Stevens23-11/23-1/22-11/21-hd1-1/22-11.05
Free HouseKent Desormeaux65-1/24-21/23-1/22-12-13-144.40
Crypto StarPat Day37776-104-1/24-11/24.20
Irish SilenceJohn Velazquez74-hd5-25-65-11/25-11/25-934.25
a-Wild RushJerry Bailey42-11/22-1/21-1/24-46-206-182.65
Mr. EnergizerManuel Ortega56-96-66-1/277745.00
Times: 233/5 ; 491/5; 1:134/5; 1:384/5; 2:04; 2:284/5.
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$2 Mutual Prices— #1 Touch Gold ($7.30, $3.30, $2.60); #2 Silver Charm ($3.00, $2.40); #5 Free House ($2.70).
Exacta— (1-2) for $13.60; Trifecta— (1-2-5) for $23.80; Pick Six—none; Scratched— None. Overweights— None. Attendance— 70,682; TV Rating— 5.3/16 share (ABC)
Trainers & Owners (by finish): 1— David Hofmans & Frank Stronach and Stonerside Stable; 2— Bob Baffert & Robert and Beverly Lewis; 3— Paco Gonzalez & John A. Toffan and Trudy McCaffery; 4— Wayne Catalano & Darrell and Evelyn Yates; 5— Leo O'Brien & Austin Delaney; 6— Richard Mandella & Frank H. Stronach; 7— Alfredo Callejas & Robert Perez.

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