Tapwrit wins 149th Belmont Stakes

ELMONY, N.Y. - Tapwrit has won the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes Saturday at the 112-year-old Belmont Park.

The third and final leg of the Triple Crown is held five weeks after the Kentucky Derby, and three weeks after the Preakness Stakes.

How long is the race?

The Belmont Stakes is a 1½-mile-long horse race open to 3-year-old thoroughbreds.

In comparison, the Kentucky Derby is 1¼ miles and the Preakness Stakes is 13⁄16 miles.

The 1973 Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown winner Secretariat holds the Belmont Stakes’ record of 2 minutes, 24 seconds. The mark also serves as the world record on dirt.

In the end, a Triple-Crown winner was not named in 2017, as three different horses won eag leg this year.

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