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Tapwrit overtakes Irish War Cry in the stretch to win the Belmont Stakes

  • Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes after sixth-place finish in Kentucky Derby
  • Trainer Todd Pletcher earns third career win in final leg of Triple Crown
  • Three-year-old gray colt pays off at $12.60, $6.50 and $5 at 5-1 odds

Tapwrit overtook favored Irish War Cry in the stretch to win the Belmont Stakes by two lengths on Saturday, giving trainer Todd Pletcher his third career victory in the final leg of the Triple Crown.

Ridden by Jose Ortiz, Tapwrit ran 1 1/2 miles in 2:30.02 on his home track. Ortiz’s brother Irad won the race last year with Creator.

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