The 2018 Belmont Stakes was won by Justify, who became the 13th ever winner of the American Triple Crown of horse racing by also winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. He is the first Triple Crown horse since American Pharaoh in 2015.
Justify started in the 1st post position and broke out to lead for pretty much the entire race. His trainer, Bob Baffert drew some criticism for using his other horse, Restoring Hope, to box in would-be competitors to push the pace of the race.
The winning time was 2:28.18 by 1 3/4 lengths over runner-up Gronkowski.
Below you will find the full results, bet payouts, and prize money for this year’s Belmont Stakes.
Below are the full race results for this year’s Belmont Stakes. We have included each horse’s finish, their post (starting gate position), odds at post time, and prize money received.
|7||2||Free Drop Billy||30/1||$35,000|
The table that follows lists the win, place, and show bet payouts for a $2 wager.
Win – Horse wins outright.
Place – Horse finishes in first or second place.
Show – Horse finishes in first, second, or third place.
Finally, we have the payouts for exotic wagers. The numbers in parentheses represent the winning combination of horse numbers needed to win.
Exacta – Pick first and second place finishers in the correct order.
Trifecta – Pick first through third place finishers in the correct order.
Superfecta – Pick first through fourth place finishers in the correct order.
|Bet (Program #)||Payout|
|$2 Exacta (1 – 6)||$89.00|
|$2 Trifecta (1 – 6 – 4)||$459.48|
|$2 Superfecta (1 – 6 – 4 – 8)||$2,103.00|