Tapwrit, ridden by jockey Jose Ortiz, won the 2017 Belmont Stakes Saturday at Churchill Downs in Belmont, N.Y.
"It's a feeling I can't explain I'm very happy right now," Ortiz said after the race, adding that the horse's owners "always had a lot of faith in him."
Irish War Cry, who led the field for the majority of the race, finished second and one-eyed horse Patch finished in third place.
A Triple Crown was out of the picture this year and neither Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming nor Preakness Stakes winner Cloud Computing participated in Saturday's race.
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