Who won the Belmont Stakes in 2020? Full results, finish order & highlights from the race

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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.

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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

Place

Horse

Lengths behind

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

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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.

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.

MORE: How much will the Belmont Stakes winner get?

Belmont Stakes post positions

Here are the entrants to the 2020 Belmont Stakes, including odds and post position for each horse:

Post position

Horse

Jockey

Trainer

Odds

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

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