Mo Donegal is the winner of the 154th Belmont Stakes, the third and final race of the Triple Crown series, at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.
Mo Donegal and jockey Irad Ortiz Jr.'s win marked the fourth win at Belmont for trainer Todd Pletcher and the first for Mike Repole, one of the owners of Mo Donegal and Nest, took second spot.
"This is a dream I've had for 40 years," Repole said after Mo Donegal's win. Mo Donegal, We The People and Rich Strike were all top contenders going into the race.
The Triple Crown series for 3-year-old thoroughbreds got underway on May 7 with a bit of excitement as last-minute
addition Rich Strike pulled off the 2nd-biggest upset in Kentucky Derby history and won despite his 80-1 odds.
Coming off that historical win, Rich Strike's owner Rick Dawson stated the horse would not race in the Preakness Stakes,
accordingly forgoing a shot a winning the coveted Triple Crown title, with the goal of winning in Elmont.
With an official distance of a mile-and-a-half, the Belmont Stakes is known as "The Test of the Champion." It's the longest of the three Triple Crown races and features just 8 horses.
Mo Donegal previously completed 5th on the Kentucky Derby and did not race on the Preakness Stakes.
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