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Dickinson dominates Belmont feature with 2 1/2-length win

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NEW YORK (AP) Dickinson powered to a 2 1/2-length victory Thursday in the $90,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares on the turf at Belmont Park.

The 4-year-old was prominent throughout, closely tracking the pace set by 33-1 shot Mah Jong Madness. Dickinson and jockey John Velazquez took charge at the top of the stretch and quickly sprinted clear.

Excilly, the 3-2 favorite, picked up the chase but settled for second after failing to meaningfully trim the winner’s margin.

Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, Dickinson raced to her second straight win and fourth victory in 10 career starts.

The time for the mile was 1:33.55.

Dickinson paid $6.10, $3.20 and $2.60. Excilly returned $3.50 and $2.50, and My Cara Mia paid $2.50 to show.

Green Gratto by a head in Aqueduct’s Toboggan Stakes

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NEW YORK — Green Gratto held on to win the $125,000 Toboggan Stakes by a head on Monday at Aqueduct.

The 7-year-old set the pace under persistent pressure from Story to Tell. Green Gratto finally put away that rival in deep stretch, and had enough in reserve to fend off a final challenge from All Star Red.

The victory capped a big weekend at Aqueduct for jockey Kendrick Carmouche, who got three stakes wins in a four-day span.

The New Jersey-bred Green Gratto, owned and trained by Gaston Grant, earned his eighth win in 51 starts. The time was 1:10.74 for the six furlongs.

Green Gratto paid $7.30, $4.50 and $2.40 as the 5-2 second choice.

All Star Red returned $11 and $3.40, and Stallwalkin’ Dude, the 4-5 favorite, paid $2.10 to show.

Lockdown wins by 2 1/2 lengths in Aqueduct’s Busanda Stakes

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NEW YORK (AP) Lockdown won her stakes debut Sunday, beating Libby’s Tail by 2+ lengths in the $100,000 Busanda for 3-year-old fillies at Aqueduct.

Libby’s Tail, the 3-5 favorite, set the pace with Lockdown right behind before taking charge and turning for home.

Kendrick Carmouche rode for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott as Lockdown got her second win in three starts.

“She has such a long stride, you just have to time her run and she’ll take you home from there,” Carmouche said.

The time was 1:44.75 for the one mile, 70 yards.

Lockdown, the 2-1 second choice, paid $6.60, $2.50 and $2.10. Libby’s Tail returned $2.30 and $2.10 and No Sweat paid $3.20 to show.