By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Belmont Stakes is traditionally the third race of the prestigious Triple Crown. However, on Saturday, the race actually led off the Triple Crown in a rare instance.
Tiz the Law won the 2020 edition of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. There were no fans in attendance due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Traditionally, this event is held in early June. However, it was pushed back two weeks to its June 20th date.
Tiz the Law was the betting favorite to win this race. The horse won by four furlongs in 1:46.53.
“I’m not trying to be a jerk about it,” the 82-year-old trainer Barclay Tagg said. “But I thought the quiet, to me, was very nice.”
In addition, Tiz the Law became the first New York-bred horse to win the Belmont Stakes in more than 100-years.
Forester was the last to do it before Tiz the Law in 1882.
“It’s tremendous,” Owner Jack Knowlton said. “We just buy New York-breds, that’s our game. We don’t spend a lot of money. We’ve been with Barclay Tagg for 25 years. I keep telling everybody Barclay doesn’t get a lot of big horses and big opportunities, but when he gets them, he knows what to do.”
Belmont Stakes finishing order:
- Tiz the Law
- Dr Post
- Max Player
- Tap It to Win
- Sole Volante
- Farmington Road
- Fore Left
- Jungle Runner