Who won the Belmont Stakes in 2021? Full results, order of finish and highlights of the race
Essential Quality won the 153rd race of the Belmont Stakes, beating runner-up Hot Rod Charlie by a length and a half after the two were neck-and-neck in the final straight away.
Essential Quality, the favorite for the Kentucky Derby and Saturday’s race at Belmont Park, trailed near the back of the eight-horsepower field for most of the race before jockey Luis Saez made an outward move before the last bend. Pacesetter Hot Rod Charlie fought hard, but Essential Quality had more in the tank and eventually took the lead. The unofficial winning time for the 1 1/2 mile race was 2 minutes 27.11 seconds.
Rombauer, winner of the Preakness Stakes, was third.
Sporting News has been following the 2021 Belmont Stakes. Follow below for highlights, finish order and more from Belmont Park:
Order of arrival of the Belmont Stakes
|Order||Horse||To win||In law||Show|
|1||Essential quality||$ 4.60||$ 3.00||$ 2.60|
|2||Hot Rod Charlie||$ 4.10||$ 2.90|
|6||Make your world vibrate|
|8||France Go De Ina|
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6:54 p.m .: And Essential Quality wins with an unofficial time of 2: 27.11! He beats runner-up Hot Rod Charlie by a length and a half.
6:53 p.m .: Essential Quality is making its way outside to head straight away.
6:51 p.m .: Here we go ! Hot Rod Charlie takes the lead before the first corner.
18:39: And here’s Essential Quality, Belmont Park’s favorite:
18:34: It was around this time:
5:55 p.m .: National Spending Wins the Manhattan Stakes:
4:57 p.m .: Silver State wins the Met Mile.
4:05 p.m .: Your Just a Game Stakes winner: Althiqa.
3:29 p.m .: Letruska wins the Ogden Phipps at Belmont Park:
2:52 p.m .: Casa Creen wins the Jaipur:
2:14 p.m .: Research results win the Acorn Stakes:
13:37: Lone Rock wins the Brooklyn Stakes:
Arrival time of the Belmont Stakes 2021
Coverage of the Belmont Stakes began at 3 p.m. ET Saturday on NBCSN before moving to NBC at 5 p.m. for pre- and post-race coverage as well as the race itself. The race has a scheduled start time of 6:49 p.m. ET at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY
Belmont Stakes Post Stations
Eight horses will race in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes after Medina Spirit has been forbidden to run in the race and after Rebel’s Romance was announced out of the race due to infection, according to Godolphin.
Preakness winner Rombauer will start from third and had betting odds of 3-1 to win the Belmont Stakes. Essential Quality was the first betting favorite at 2-1.
|4||Hot Rod Charlie||7/2|
|5||France Go by Ina||30/1|
|7||Make your world vibrate||9/2|