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Da' Tara walks down Victory Lane
Da' Tara walks down Victory Lane after the 2008 Belmont Stakes
© Terence Dulay
Winning trainer Nick Zito said, "Well, at the half-mile pole, it looked like Kent kept asking him, and he wasn't getting close to Alan. And when he wasn't getting close to Alan, I was getting very happy, because I didn't think those other horses were getting close to Alan, either. So for me, at one point, I said, well, Big Brown is going to make his move, but Da'Tara is running the race of his life today, and with the distance all in his favor, I think it's going to work out. But you can tell at the half-mile pole, Big Brown wasn't himself."