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2012 Belmont Stakes Undercard

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Caixa Eletronica in the winner's circle
Caixa Eletronica in the winner's circle

Caixa Eletronica in the winner's circle after the 2012 True North Handicap at Belmont Park

© Cindy Pierson Dulay
Winning owner Mike Repole said, “He’s an old knocker. He can win at 6 furlongs, he can win at 1 1/8 miles, he can win a million-dollar race (Charles Town Classic) and he can win a $16,000 starter handicap, this is what horse racing is about. This is a throwback horse to the ‘60s and ‘70s. How can you not root for this horse? Running him back on 12 days rest after running against Jackson Bend, Shackleford, Caleb’s Posse … and he comes back here. He was flying. He was down by 22 lengths and I thought, ‘Maybe running back in 12 days after the Met Mile was not so smart.’

Jockey Javier Castellano added, “I had a great trip and the race set up perfectly for me. The fractions were what I was hoping for and when I asked him to run, he responded great. He never gave up down the stretch too.”

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