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Creator wins photo finish at Belmont

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 06/11/2016 - 6:46pm

NEW YORK — Creator closed with a rush and caught Destin at the wire to win the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, with Preakness winner Exaggerator finishing well back in the field.

The 3-year-old gray colt trained by Steve Asmussen came flying down the stretch as Destin tried to hang on to the lead. But it was Creator, who finished 13th in the Derby and skipped the Preakness, who won by a nose. It was the fourth time the Belmont was decided by a nose — the closest possible margin of victory.

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Former Ga. prosecutor arrested

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 06/11/2016 - 5:45pm

HOMER, Ga. — A former prosecutor in northeast Georgia has been arrested on theft charges.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports 32-year-old Samuel Elias Skelton is charged with 33 counts of theft by taking. Skelton is a former assistant district attorney for the Piedmont Judicial Circuit.

The newspaper reports he was released Thursday from the Banks County Jail on $31,000 bail.

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