2020 Belmont Stakes Recap, Results
That was a fun race, wasn’t it? Well, for about three quarters it was. The Triple Crown season is now underway after the 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday evening. The event took place in Elmont, New York. It was very nice to finally see a major sporting event live on TV.
The favorite of the race was Tiz the Law and he was the easy winner, taking the race by a little under 4 lengths. He got off to a good start and never fell beyond the 5th slot. Down the final stretch, he put on the afterburners and that was all she wrote folks. He was a man horse in a field of boy horses. The others just couldn’t keep up with the powerful Tiz The Law, who will now have to wait until September to take aim at the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown.
Tiz the law was ridden by Manuel Franco, which was his 1358th career win, but just his first win in a Triple Crown event. He will ride Tiz the Law in the Kentucky Derby as well in September. Barclay Tagg is the trainer and at the age of 82, he is the oldest trainer ever to win the Belmont Stakes.
I had Tiz The Law to win the race and I also had Dr. Post to finish 2nd, but I came up short with the Trifecta as Max Player finished 3rd while my pick for that position, Tap It To Win, finished 5th. It was a fun race to watch and as we move forward, it will be interesting to see if Tiz The Law can pull off a win in the Kentucky Derby and then a win in the Preakness stakes to pull off the triple crown.
1 Tiz The Law --
2 Dr Post 3 3/4
3 Max Player 5 1/4
4 Pneumatic 7 3/4
5 Tap It To Win 14
6 Sole Volante 15 3/4
7 Modernist 20 1/2
8 Farmington Road 21 1/4
9 Fore Left 22 3/4
10 Jungle Runner 39 1/4