September 30, 2022
Mo Donegal wins the Belmont Stakes

Mo Donegal won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, adding more hardware to the trophy case of Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher and denying Rich Strike a second Triple Crown jewel.

Co-owner Jerry Crawford said the win proves owners don’t have to spend “millions and millions” to field a winner. “The sport is more accessible to folks than they may realize,” he said after the race.

The win was twice as sweet for co-owner Mike Repole, who enjoyed a one-two finish with Mo Donegal and the filly Nest. He called the first-place finish “a dream that I have had for 40 years” as a New Yorker at his local track.

We the People took the lead early, but Mo Donegal got in front for the final stretch and stayed there. Nest finished second, Skippylongstocking finished third, and We the People came in fourth. Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike finished 6th.

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