Who won the Belmont Stakes in 2023? We’ve got complete results, the final finishing order and more from the final Triple Crown race.
All eyes in the horse racing world were on New York as the 155th running of the Belmont Stakes commenced.
And who came away with the victory? It was Archangelo!
Jena Antonucci is now the first-ever female trainer to win the Belmont Stakes or any Triple Crown race. It’s been a long time coming, but that glass ceiling has finally been broken.
Javier Castellano, the Venezuelan jockey, added the Belmont Stakes win to his 2023 Kentucky Derby victory atop Mage. It’s been an incredible year for him.
Archangelo clearly wasn’t the favorite, with odds opening on Friday at 8-1. That didn’t matter in the end. It’s not about what people expect of the horse, it’s what they do. And Archangelo was up for the challenge.
National Treasure lead for most of the race but Archangelo surged forward in the final stretch to win. Forte, the odds-on favorite, was nowhere to be found early but broke late and tried to make it interesting. However, it wasn’t close in the end. Archangelo won comfortably.
There may not have been a Triple Crown winner, but it was still a historic day in New York.
Belmont Stakes 2023: Complete finishing order
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This space will be updated with official results when they are made available.
When is the Belmont Stakes 2024?
The 156th running of the Belmont Stakes is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 2024.
As always, it will cap the 2024 Triple Crown. While we didn’t get one in 2023, we’ll see then if any horse has what it takes to join the other legendary Triple Crown winners.