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Dornoch triumphs in 156th Belmont Stakes at Saratoga



The 156th running of the Belmont Stakes took place on Saturday, with Dornoch emerging as the winner with jockey Luis Saez. Preakness winner Seize the Grey led for the majority of the race, with Dornoch keeping pace. However, it was Mindframe who posed a challenge towards the finish line. Ultimately, Dornoch pulled ahead and crossed the finish line first, closing at 17-1 odds. Sierra Leone, the favorite, finished third in the race.

This year’s Belmont Stakes marks the sixth consecutive year that three different horses have won a leg of the Triple Crown. The last time a horse won multiple legs was in 2018, when Justify achieved this feat. Jockey Luis Saez earned his second win in the Belmont Stakes and former Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth has a 10% ownership stake in Dornoch. Due to renovations at Belmont Park, this year’s race was moved to Saratoga Race Course in upstate New York, where horses and jockeys had to adapt to the new 1 1/8 mile course.

The Belmont Stakes is normally run at 1 ½ miles, but this year’s race was adjusted to 1 ¼ miles, the same distance as the Kentucky Derby. Two-time Super Bowl-winning head coach Bill Parcells was in attendance at the race, as he is a regular at Saratoga and calls Saratoga Springs his home. The race will remain in Saratoga next year before returning to Belmont Park in 2026. Fox News Digital provides comprehensive sports coverage and offers the Fox News Sports Huddle newsletter for fans to stay updated on the latest news and highlights.

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