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Belmont Stakes Contender

An American Quarter Horse helps a Belmont Stakes contender prepare for the big race.

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An American Quarter Horse named Kingpins Investment is helping Japanese Thoroughbred Master Fencer prepare for a run in the June 8 Belmont Stakes in New York, the final jewel in the American Triple Crown.

The Thoroughbred, bred and raced by Katsumi Yoshizawa, most recently finished sixth in the Kentucky Derby. 

Playing a part in his adjustment to American-style racing was Mary Ellet, a Godolphin Flying Start graduate, who works in the Thoroughbred racing industry, and has helped pony Master Fencer with her rescued American Quarter Horse, whom she calls "Fox." 

Watch the Thoroughbred Daily News video report on the heartwarming story. 

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