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This year’s Triple Crown season has ended with Sir Winston originating from behind down the stretch to catch the 2019 Belmont Stakes title Saturday.
Coming out of the gate, Joevia controlled the race the majority of the way. It wasn’t up until the final turn that jockey Joel Rosario kicked Sir Winston into gear to make the greatest success of the horse’s profession.
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Here are the outcomes from Belmont Park:
1st: Sir Winston
5th: Master Fencer
8th: Intrepid Heart
9th: War of Will
10 th: Bourbon War
Win: Sir Winston ($2240, $8.80, $6.10)
Location: Tacitus ($ 3.90, $3.20)
Show: Joevia ($ 8.70)
If there was a specifying quality of the 3 Triple Crown races, it was how unpredictable whatever was. It began with a controversial surface at the Kentucky Derby with Nation Home being awarded the victory after Maximum Security was disqualified for disturbance.
Country Home also won at Churchill Downs with the second-longest odds in history (65 -1), ahead of just 1913 champion Donerail (91 -1), per Action Network’s Evan Abrams
The Preakness Stakes got things back on track with War of Will, who went off the board with the second-best chances, triumphing. Any expect a Triple Crown champion was dashed even before the race because Nation House, together with the rest of the top four finishers at the Kentucky Derby, didn’t make the trip to Pimlico.
Per the Belmont Stakes’ official website, Sir Winston came off the board connected with Spinoff and Bourbon War for the fifth-best chances in the field (10 -1).
Despite the variation in competitors on the track, there was one repeat winner in this year’s Triple Crown. Trainer Mark E. Casse won the last two legs with War of Will and Sir Winston.
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Big win for Canada’s leading thoroughbred trainer Mark Casse, as Sir Winston takes the Belmont Stakes. That’s 2 of the three Crown jewels for Casse, who won the Preakness with War of Will.
Although Sir Winston won’t be thought about the most not likely winner of the three Triple Crown races this year, he wasn’t an expected champ on the grueling 1.5-mile track.
The Tracy Farmer-owned horse hadn’t won a race given that December 2018, finished outside the top four in the Tampa Bay Derby and Blue Lawn Stakes and didn’t take part in either of the Kentucky Derby or Preakness Stakes.
Tacitus, who was the betting favorite (8-5), also had a strong efficiency, crossing the surface line right behind Sir Winston. He had two top-three surfaces in two Triple Crown races.
The ultimate reward was simply out of jockey Jose Ortiz’s grasp riding Tacitus, however this was still a strong four-week run for him after he previously can be found in 3rd at the Kentucky Derby.
Because 2015, the Triple Crown has actually been feast or starvation, with 2 horses winning all 3 legs (American Pharoah in 2015 and Validate in 2018). In 2016, 2017 and 2019 there wasn’t one repeat winner in the field.
Maximum Security’s disqualification totally changed the trajectory of this year’s occasions. He had not lost a race going into Churchill Downs, consisting of the Florida Derby in March.
Country Home developed into one of the most significant Cinderella stories in current sports history. His group decided to head out on top, opening things approximately a field that didn’t have one dominant entertainer.
Sir Winston, Rosario and Casse got the spotlight in exhilarating fashion to close out the Triple Crown season on a high note.