Belmont results: Who won the 2019 Belmont Stakes? Full order, highlights from the race

first_imgA surging Sir Winston took the final turn wide at Belmont Park, but his closing speed was good enough as he moved closer to the rail in deep stretch ahead of Joevia and held off the favorite, Tacitus, at the finish to win the 151st Belmont Stakes on Saturday.Joevia utilized his No. 1 post position to near perfection, leading nearly wire to wire before ultimately finishing third. Tacitus operated in the middle of the pack for much of the race until his final charge. Sir Winston’s trainer, Mark Casse, probably figured he’d be celebrating Saturday night in the winner’s circle, but with his other horse in the race, War of Will. War of Will won the Preakness winner three weeks earlier but finished ninth among 10 horses Saturday. Casse recorded his first Belmont win and jockey Joel Rosario claimed his second.MORE: When sex doesn’t follow for a champion racehorseExcelling at Belmont Park was nothing new for Sir Winston. The 3-year-old finished second on the track May 11 in the Peter Pan Stakes.The Belmont Stakes marked the close of the 2019 quest for a Triple Crown — a unique one at that, with disqualifactions and jockeyless horses. The next big horse race for casual fans is the Breeders’ Cup on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.Sporting News tracked live updates and highlights from the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes. Follow the entries below for the winner and complete results.Belmont Stakes results: Who won the 2019 race?FinishHorse1.Sir Winston2.Tacitus3.Joevia4.Tax5.Master Fencer6.Spinoff7.Everfast8.Intrepid Heart9.War of Will10. Bourbon WarBelmont 2019 live updates, highlights(All times Eastern.)6:42 p.m.: Sir Winston takes the final turn wide, but chases down Joevia in the stretch to win!6:39 p.m.: They’re loaded, and they’re off! 6:32 p.m.: The horses have begun the post parade.6:30 p.m.: A little Frank Sinatra welcomes fans and jockeys.6:27 p.m.: The horses are out of the stalls.last_img