Belmont Stakes goes to Essential Quality
BELMONT, NY (WSAZ) - The final race of the Triple Crown went to Essential Quality who held off Hot Rod Charlie to win the 2021 Belmont Stakes. The horse finished the mile and a half race in an unofficial time of 2:27:11.
After the race, jockey Luis Saez dedicated the win to his brother who died in a horse racing accident back in 2014. It was also trainer Brad Cox’s first Triple Crown victory.
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