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YOU JUST CAN'T REFUSE DON CORLEONE A VICTORY

Don Corleone, the longest shot in the $164,000 New York Derby, shocked the field in Finger Lakes Race Track's biggest race Saturday and rewarded his followers with a $121.50 payoff for a $2 win bet.

Ridden by Dean Frates for trainer Sal Iorio Jr., the son of Incurable Optimist opened a four-length lead in midstretch and edged Seven Come Eleven by a neck in the 10-horse field of New York-bred 3-year-olds.

Elsewhere in horse racing:

Kentucky Derby runner-up Lion Heart ($2.60) overcame a lost shoe to edge My Snookie's Boy at the finish line and win the $100,000 Long Branch Breeder's Cup Stakes at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J.

Holborn Hanover, a 60-1 longshot, scored the biggest upset in the history of the $1 million Meadowlands Pace with a three-quarter length win in 1:49.1 at The Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J. Holborn Hanover, who paid $119, was driven by Jim Morrill Jr. for trainer Mark Harder.

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