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Belmont Stakes: Sir Winston upsets


The 2019 Triple Crown had three different winners as Sir Winston ran for an upset Saturday’s Belmont Stakes
June 8 (UPI) — Sir Winston wove through rivals in the stretch run in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, rallied to the lead in the late going and won by 1 length over the favorite, Tacitus, as the three legs of the 2019 Triple Crown went to three different horses this year.
Trainer Mark Casse, however, saddled two of them — Sir Winston and Preakness Stakes winner War of Will, who wilted to finish ninth in the Belmont. Country House, the Kentucky Derby winner after the disqualification of Maximum Security, is trained by Bill Mott.
Sir Winston, a son of Awesome Again and named for Winston Churchill, went to the post at odds of 10-1. His only two previous victories came over the all-weather track at Woodbine, near Toronto, and he fell off the Kentucky Derby trail after running seventh in the Grade II Blue Grass at Keenland.

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