Belmont Stakes 2019: Sir Winston wins the the 151st running

Belmont Stakes 2019: Sir Winston wins the the 151st running

Belmont Stakes 2019: Sir Winston wins the the 151st running

Sir Winston (7), with jockey Joel Rosario up, crosses the finish line to win the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Elmont, N.Y.

So concludes the Triple Crown season as it started with controversy in Kentucky and ended with an upset at the Belmont Stakes.

Sir Winston did not run in either of the Triple Crown races.

Into the backstretch, Jovia held sole possession of the lead with Tax about a half-length back on his outside followed by Spinoff and War of Will.

Sir Winston captured the $1.5 million race Saturday, holding off favoured Tacitus by a length.

Up front, 21-1 long shot Joevia continued to set the pace with Tax closely tracking.

As they approached the second turn, for the first time in the race Jovia began to face pressure for the lead.

Sir Winston WINS the 151st @BelmontStakes!

However, Sir Winston wouldn't be denied down the stretch as he bumped War of Will out of the way for the late win.

Bricks and Mortar with Irad Ortiz riding wins the Grade I Manhattan Stakes at Belmont Park Race Track on June 8, 2019 in Elmont, New York. Master Fencer was fifth.

"He's a very nice horse and you have to let him do this thing".

"I said all week he was doing really well", trainer Mark Casse said. "It seemed like he didn't mind [being] inside".

"Normally, he's on the bit and wanting to go, and I thought maybe around the half-mile pole, five-eighths pole, I thought he was struggling a little", he said at a news conference.

Sir Winston, a three-year-old son of Awesome Again, is bred and owned by Tracy Farmer and trained by Mark Casse.

The Belmont was a jockey's race and Rosario was the right rider on a horse full of run.

Sir Winston proved the best stayer in Saturday's Grade I Belmont Stakes (1m4f) in NY.

"He was maybe a little flat today and I saw jockey Joel (Rosario) cut the corner a little bit (on Sir Winston) and I could see where War of Will was getting a little tired". "I have this philosophy". We develop horses. The first two times he ran, he got beat 10 or 20 lengths. And I will try different surfaces; I will try different methods.

Sir Winston provided a flawless finish to a insane Triple Crown. A bet to "Place" resulted in an $8.80 payout, with a "Show" bet bringing in $6.10. Tacitus returned $3.90 and $3.20 as the 9-5 favourite.

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