Jockey John Velazquez (3) guided Union Rags through daylight along the rail and past Paynter, ridden by Mike Smith, for the win in Saturday's Belmont Stakes.
Jockey John Velazquez (3) guided Union Rags through daylight along the rail and past Paynter, ridden by Mike Smith, for the win in Saturday's Belmont Stakes. AP
Jockey John Velazquez (3) guided Union Rags through daylight along the rail and past Paynter, ridden by Mike Smith, for the win in Saturday's Belmont Stakes. AP

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A native of Central Kentucky and a 1981 graduate of the University of Kentucky, John Clay is an award-winning blogger who covered UK football for 13 seasons before being promoted to columnist in 2000.