Thunder returns

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The Independent Online
Thunder Gulch, owned by the Monte Carlo-based London bookmaker Michael Tabor, added the Belmont Stakes to last month's Kentucky Derby success, when winning the third leg of the US Triple Crown on Saturday.

Star Standard was second and Citadeed, formerly trained by Peter Chapple- Hyam but now with Rick Violette, finished third. Dermot Weld's challenger, Off'N'Away, who was ridden by Mike Smith, finished sixth.

The success gave Thunder Gulch's trainer, D Wayne Lukas, a record fifth consecutive US Triple Crown race.