Saturday, June 10, 2017

149th Belmont Stakes: Tapwrit Overtakes Irish War Cry To Capture Triple Crown Finale

At Elmont, New York:

Tapwrit, with jockey Jose Ortiz aboard, overcame morning-line favorite Irish War Cry on Saturday to capture the 149th edition of the Belmont Stakes, the final jewel in horse racing's Triple Crown.

It was Mr. Ortiz's first victory in a Triple Crown race while for trainer Todd Pletcher, his was his third Belmont Stakes triumph.

The aforementioned Irish Was Cry finished second while Patch finished third.

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