The 2017 Belmont Stakes was won by Tapwrit, a horse that finished in sixth place at the Kentucky Derby and did not participate in the Preakness Stakes. Tapwrit was the second-favorite at post time behind Irish War Cry, a horse that finished tenth at the Kentucky Derby.
Neither the 2017 Kentucky Derby winner (Always Dreaming), nor the 2017 Preakness Stakes winner (Cloud Computing) were entered into the race.
With no real pace-setter in the field, Irish War Cry lead for the majority of the race, setting a moderate pace overall. Tapwrit kept pace just behind and accelerated down the stretch, ultimately winning by two full lengths. Notably, the first four finishers at this year’s Belmont all skipped the Preakness in anticipation of this race.
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.
|2||7||Irish War Cry||7/2||$280,000|
|7||6||Lookin At Lee||5/1||$35,000|
|9||4||J Boys Echo||15/1|
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.
|7||Irish War Cry||$4.70||$3.90|
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.
|$2 Exacta (2 – 7)||$45.20|
|$2 Trifecta (2 – 7 – 12)||$624.00|
|$2 Superfecta (2 – 7 – 12 – 3)||$4,486.00|