Tapwrit reels in Irish War Cry to win Belmont Stakes


Tapwrit won the Belmont Stakes ahead of 3-1 favourite Irish War Cry in the final leg of the US Triple Crown.

Jose Ortiz was on board the 5-1 second favourite – trained by Todd Pletcher – to emulate brother Irad Ortiz Jr, who won the same race last year on Creator.

Tapwrit’s late charge overhauled Irish War Cry in the closing stages to win by two lengths in New York, with one-eyed horse Patch, a 13-1 shot, in third.

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