6:50 p.m.: Here are the payouts:
Tapwrit: Win ($12.60), Place ($6.50), Show ($5.00)
Irish War Cry: Place ($4.70), Show ($3.90)
Patch: Show ($6.50)
6:42 p.m.: Tapwrit is your Belmont Stakes winner. It was a thrilling race, as Irish War Cry had the lead most of the way, but Tapwrit made a late surge and surpassed the favorite to win the final leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. Patch came in third.
6:39 p.m.: Irish War Cry and Meantime are out in front early.
6:38 p.m.: They’re off!
6:30 p.m.: We have the singing of “New York, New York,” as well. It really almost is time for the 149th Belmont Stakes.
6:25 p.m.: Singer Andy Grammer has given the signal for riders up.
Also, here’s a look at the latest odds and post positions.
4:30 p.m. ET: Well, horse racing fans, the final leg of the Triple Crown almost is here.
For the second year in a row, no horse will have a chance at the prestigious Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes. But there’s still plenty to watch for in the 149th running in New York on Saturday.
The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winners — Always Dreaming and Cloud Computing, respectively — both won’t race and early favorite Classic Empire also is out due to a foot injury. So, that leaves Irish War Cry as the favorite for the Belmont Stakes.
Follow the action at the Belmont Stakes with our live blog. We’ll provide highlights and results. The post time is set for 6:37 p.m.
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