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Darlin Danika wins Belmont feature

June 4, 1997

NEW YORK (AP) _ Darlin Danika took the lead at the start and held it throughout to register a half-length victory in Belmont Park’s Wednesday feature, the 19th running of the $56,450 Mount Vernon Handicap for fillies and mares 3-and-up.

The 5-year-old mare covered 1 1/8 miles in 1:48:3 to earn $33,870 for Dan-Dev Stable with her first win in three starts this year. Tiffany’s Taylor finished second in the eight-horse field, another half-length in front of Very True.

Darlin Danika returned $19.20, $9.60 and $5.20. Tiffany’s Taylor paid $7.90 and $4.40 and Very True was $3.20 to show.

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