Congratulations to Mo Donegal the winner of the 154th running of the Belmont Stakes in 2022! There was no Triple Crown on the line this year but it was still a BIG day for New York race fans. 46,000 plus were back at the track after capacity restrictions in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid and the called for rain never materialized.
We the People took the early lead and held it until the final turn. Then jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. had Mo Donegal make his move and had a strong last quarter mile. He won the 1.5 mile race with a 2 minute 28.28 second time.
It was a big day for owner “Mike from Queens” Repole and his trainer Todd Pletcher. They went 1-2 in the race with favorite Mo Donegal taking first and filly Nest coming in second. Also it was a big day for the jockeys, the Ortiz brothers, as they took the top 2 spots in the race.
This was the fourth year in a row that a different horse has won each Triple Crown race.
2022 Belmont Stakes Race Replay
Did you miss the race? Watch the video replay here…
Unfortunately Rich Strike the 80-1 longshot of the Kentucky Derby was never a factor in this race. Trainer Eric Reed claims they made a tactical error by trying to run from the outside instead of the inside where he won in the Derby.
Order of Finish for the 2022 Belmont Stakes
|4||We the People||9/2|
2022 Belmont Stakes Purse and Prize Money
The purse for this years Preakness will be $1.5 million.
The purse distribution will be…
First Place: $800,000
Second Place: $280,000
Third Place: $150,000
The winning jockeys get paid well too. $80,000 for first, $14,000 and $7,500 for third.
154th Belmont Betting Payouts
Hopefully you hold a winning ticket for the race. Here are the 2022 Belmont payouts.
2022 Belmont Stakes Opening Odds and Post Positions
|1||We the People||Flavien Pratt||Rodolphe Brisset||2-1|
|2||Skippylongstocking||Manny Franco||Saffie Joseph Jr.||20-1|
|3||Nest||Jose Ortiz||Todd Pletcher||8-1|
|4||Rich Strike||Sonny Leon||Eric Reed||7-2|
|5||Creative Minister||Brian Hernadez Jr.||Kenny McPeek||6-1|
|6||Mo Donegal||Irad Ortiz Jr.||Todd Pletcher||5-2|
|7||Golden Glider||Dylan Davis||Mark Casse||20-1|
|8||Barber Road||Joel Rosario||Johnny Ortiz||10-1|
So it was another year without a Triple Crown winner. There never was a chance when it was decided Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike would skip the Preakness. No horse ran all three legs of the Triple Crown this season. And with Epicenter not running in the Belmont we didn’t get a chance at the Triple Almost Crown (3 second place finishes).