Sir Winston is the winner of the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes, coming out on top after surging past Joevia on the home stretch and holding off a late push from Tacitus, the betting favorite.
For the first time in the 2019 American Triple Crown, there was no drama to be had in this leg. In the Kentucky Derby, Maximum Security crossed the finish line first, but was later disqualified, giving Country House the victory. And then in the Preakness, Bodexpress tossed jockey John Velazquez off at the starting gate and managed to run the entire race without him on his back.
Here was Sir Winston’s come-from-behind victory:
An impressive final stretch gives Sir Winston the WINston at the #BelmontStakes!
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— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) June 8, 2019
Here is the entire list of finishers, including the betting win totals from the top three: Sir Winston, Tacitus, and Joevia.
- Sir Winston – Win: $22.40 Place: $8.80 Show: $6.10
- Tacitus – Place: $3.90 Show: $3.20
- Joevia – Show: $8.70
- Master Fencer
- Intrepid Heart
- War of Will
- Bourbon War
A $1 Exacta bet took home $48.00, while a $0.50 Trifecta bet won $622.00 and a $0.10 Superfecta bet won $1,042.80.