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Contrary to the conventional wisdom that the 1 1/2-mile Belmont grinds down front-runners, seven of the 11 Triple Crown winners led every quarter-mile in the Belmont, including Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew ('77) and Affirmed ('78).
SOUTHWEST ASIA--SSgt Richard Panepinto grinds down a weld for a roll-up door at a forward-deployed location