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When: Saturday, June 8, 2019

Where: Belmont Park, NY televised live on NBC, beginning at 4PM ET, post time approx. 6:45PM ET.

Just up ahead, check out the 2019 winner, top contenders, Belmont post positions, odds, facts and figures, history & trivia — plus related Belmont party ideas — and everything else you ever wanted to know about the Triple Crown finale in New York City.

The 151st running of the Belmont Stakes was televised live on Saturday, June 8, 2019, on NBC beginning at 5 PM ET with post time set for 6:45PM ET.

The official Belmont post positions and morning line odds were announced live from Belmont Park on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (see below).

2019 Belmont post positions & morning line odds

Position Jockey Trainer ML Odds
1. Joevia José Lezcano Greg Sacco 30-1
2. Everfast Luis Saez Dale Romans 12-1
3. Master Fencer Julien Leparoux Koichi Tsunoda 8-1
4. Tax Irad Ortiz Jr Danny Gargan 15-1
5. Bourbon War Mike Smith Mark Hennig 12-1
6. Spinoff Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher 15-1
7. Sir Winston Joel Rosario Mark Casse 12-1
8. Intrepid Heart John Velazquez Todd Pletcher 10-1
9. War of Will Tyler Gaffalione Mark Casse 2-1
10. Tacitus José Ortiz Bill Mott 9-5

Belmont 2019 winner

Despite all the drama surrounding the Triple Crown this, the race at Belmont went off without a hitch, although there was one big surprise -- in who won!  It was long-shot Sir Winston who surged late to take the 2019 Belmont Stakes, despite a last-minute push from favorite Tacitus -- to claim the final leg of the American Triple Crown. Ultimately, Tacitus came in second an even longer-shot, Joevia, came in third.

Payouts at the 2019 Belmont Stakes were as follows:

Sir Winston - Win: $22.40 Place: $8.80 Show: $6.10

Tacitus - Place: $3.90  Show: $3.20

Joevia - Show: $8.70

All about Belmont

Belmont riders and horses
All About Belmont -
Race to the Triple Crown

The Belmont Stakes is run on the largest dirt track in North America at Belmont Park, measuring a massive 1 1/2 miles around.

The last and most demanding jewel in the Triple Crown, the Belmont race is also known as "The Test of the Champion" for the gruelling physical toll it takes on 3-year-old horses and the critical pacing and timing demanded of skilled jockeys.

Hey...this is the Big Apple - and In the final showdown only the smartest and strongest survive!

The lineup of major contenders at the Belmont stakes traditionally depend on the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, and how well horses perform in those two races. But at Belmont, anything can happen.

DID YOU KNOW? Belmont Stakes Fun Facts

Belmont riders and horses
Secretariat wins by an incredible 31
lengths at the Belmont Stakes in 1973.

• Betting on the Belmont today? The No. 1 post has resulted in the most winners at Belmont with 23. The No. 3 and No. 5 gates have been lucky with 13 wins each.

• The traditional flowers at the Belmont Stakes are white carnations. A blanket of 500 carnations worn by the winning horse takes up to 10 hours to assemble.

• Triple Crown winner and horse legend Secretariat clocked the fastest time ever at the Belmont Stakes at 2:24 in 1973 and finished at an incredible 31 lengths.

• Another legendary Belmont winner, Man o' War (1920), sired three horses who also went on to win the Belmont Stakes: American Flag (1925), Crusader (1926) and Triple Crown winner War Admiral (1937).

• Start spreadin' the news .... “My Old Kentucky Home” is featured at the Kentucky Derby. “Maryland, My Maryland” is sung at the Preakness Stakes. But the race at Belmont includes a sing-along of Frank Sinatra's version of "New York, New York." And only the version by Ol' Blue Eyes will do.

More about the Belmont Stakes around the Web:

Belmont Stakes
- The official site offering up ticket information, video clips, history and trivia and the complete lineup for the big race in June, along with feature stories & highlights

NBC Sports - Horse Racing - The official home of the televised Triple Crown races featuring Belmont news and related articles, video clips, history and trivia, plus fun features on the Kentucky Derby and Preakness races.

Belmont Stakes - Wikipedia - Deep background, historical facts & photos along with a complete list of winners and jockeys dating back to 1867.

Belmont BreezeBelmont Stakes Party Ideas

The Belmont Breeze - Party on - with a recipe for the official drink of the Belmont Stakes.

How to Make a Horse Cake - Dessert for kids of all ages, with a jelly fruit roll for the bridle, and a jelly bean nose.

Millemark Equine Postcard Center - Say 'hay!' with a selection of photos to send as free e-invitations to the party.

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