The 146th running of the Belmont Stakes is in the book after Tonalist was able to come away with the win on Saturday evening to end the Triple Crown bid. Unfortunately for those who were hoping to see history, California Chrome came up short.
Tonalist, who was a fresher horse, was able to finish out the race strong while California Chrome lost all of his steam.
It was a disappointing end to the Triple Crown season for those that wanted to see California Chrome make history, but the horse had a great run in the first two legs and there is no denying he was a special horse.
We will just have to wait a little longer to see a Triple Crown winner as Affirmed remains the most recent horse to achieve the victory back in 1978.
Where did California Chrome finish in the field? It was in a disappointing tie for fourth-place alongside Wicked Strong, who had the second most likely odds to bring home the win.
You can check out the full finishing order from today’s race below:
1. Tonalist (11)
2. Commissioner (8)
3. Medal Count (1)
T-4. California Chrome (2)
T-4. Wicked Strong (9)
6. Samraat (7)
7. General A Rod (10)
8. Matterhorn (3)
9. C0mmanding Curve (4)
10. Matuszak (6)
11. Ride On Curlin (5)