In the first time the Triple Crown series of races has ever started at Belmont Park, the Belmont Stakes saw its first New York-bred victor since 1882 in Tiz The Law.
The Saturday race was claimed by almost four lengths, as Tiz The Law came on strong at the end to blow past the rest of the 10-horse field.
Jockey Manny Franco, who rode Tiz The Law across the finish line, claimed the first Triple Crown triumph of his young career.
Who won the Belmont Stakes in 2020?
Tiz The Law won the Belmont Stakes with a late flourish, bursting past a fading Tap It To Win down the stretch by almost four lengths. Tiz The Law finished ahead of second-placed Dr Post and third-placed Max Player. Tap It To Win dropped all the way back to fifth place.
The Tiz The Law team gets a $ 1 million reward for its horse’s finish.
Belmont Stakes results: Complete finishing order
|1||Tiz The Law||—|
|2||Dr Post||3 3/4|
|3||Max Player||5 1/4|
|5||Tap It To Win||14|
|6||Sole Volante||15 3/4|
|8||Farmington Road||21 1/4|
|9||Fore Left||22 3/4|
|10||Jungle Runner||39 1/4|
Watch the full Belmont Stakes race
A spectacular finish to give Tiz The Law the first jewel of this year’s historic Triple Crown 👑
Relive the excitement with the full race replay ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/nawdSCumWl
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) June 20, 2020
Belmont Stakes highlights
Belmont Stakes live updates
(All times Eastern)
5:47 p.m.: Tiz The Law Takes charge down the final stretch! The New York-born horse wins by four lengths in 146.53 seconds.
5:46 p.m.: Tap It To Win carries the advantage through the first half-mile.
5:45 p.m.: They’re off!
5:42 p.m.: Moments away from go time now.
5:35 p.m.: A reminder that Tiz The Law will be the favorite here, while Jungle Runner is a huge underdog.
5:32 p.m.: Frank Sinatra time on NBC.
5:26 p.m.: We’re closing in on the big race.
5 p.m.: Oleksandra wins entry into the Breeders’ Cup.
4:45 p.m.: History could be made later today.
4:40 p.m.: Gamine dominates the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes in record-setting fashion ahead of the main event.
WHAT HAVE WE JUST SEEN?!
Bob Baffert’s Gamine wins the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes at Belmont by a mile and in the fastest time ever! pic.twitter.com/8NZAnCLZr7
— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) June 20, 2020
Belmont Stakes post time
- Date: Saturday, June 20
- Post time: 5:42 p.m. ET | 2:42 p.m. PT
- TV channel: NBC
- Live stream: NBC Sports app, fuboTV (7-day free trial)
The television coverage is set to last from 2:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET or shortly after the conclusion of the Belmont Stakes. There will be less pomp and circumstance around the race, but COVID-19 won’t take from the fun and fanfare of a much-anticipated, much-needed major sporting event.
In addition to the date being changed by a fortnight, the time is also different from previous years. The 2019 post time was more than an hour later, at 6:48 p.m. ET.
Belmont Stakes post positions
Here are the entrants to the 2020 Belmont Stakes, including odds and post position for each horse:
|1||Tap It To Win||John Velazquez||Mark Casse||6-1|
|2||Sole Volante||Luca Panici||Patrick Biancone||9-2|
|3||Max Player||Joel Rosario||Linda Rice||15-1|
|4||Modernist||Junior Alvarado||Bill Moss||15-1|
|5||Farmington Road||Javier Castellano||Todd Pletcher||15-1|
|6||Fore Left||Jose Ortiz||Doug O’Neill||30-1|
|7||Jungle Runner||Reylu Gutierrez||Steve Asmussen||50-1|
|8||Tiz The Law||Manny Franco||Barclay Tagg||6-5|
|9||Dr Post||Irad Ortiz Jr.||Todd Pletcher||5-1|
|10||Pneumatic||Ricardo Santana Jr.||Steve Asmussen||8-1|