Creator edged out Destin by a nose to win the 148th Belmont Stakes. It was an extremely close race with a photo finish.
Irad Ortiz, Jr. is the jockey for Creator and barely edged out Destin to find the Winner’s Circle.
Exaggerator entered the Belmont Stakes as the favorite. He laid back from the leaders at the beginning of the race but his late push did not allow him to catch Creator and Destin. After coming up with a massive win in the Preakness, Exaggerator finished a disappointing 11th.
He was out to prove he could win at the Belmont without the help of the rain and mud. Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist was not able to make the trip due to illness.
The field featured just two horses, Exaggerator and Lani, who competed in all three Triple Crown races. Lani finished third on the track where he had a lot of experience.
Here’s a look at the Belmont Stakes 2016 results and betting payouts.
2016 Belmont Stakes Results
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The following data is courtesy of NBC Sports and based on a $2 wager.