Belmont Stakes 2018 Results: Times, Payouts for Justify, Top Contenders

Jockey Mike Smith tips his helmet to the crowd as he rides Justify to the winner's circle after winning the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race and Triple Crown, Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)Peter Morgan/Associated Press

Justify completed the Triple Crown by finishing 1 ¾ lengths ahead of Gronkowski to win the 2018 Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York, on Saturday.

The winner passed the post “2 minutes and 28.18 seconds,” per Melissa Hoppert of the New York Times.

It means Justify and his team claimed the biggest share from the total $1.5 million purse on offer. Gronkowski, part-owned by New England Patriots all-pro tight end Rob Gronkowski, earned his team $280,000, while third-placed Hofburg was rewarded with $150,000.


2018 Belmont Stakes Results (Post, Jockey, Trainer, per the NBC Broadcast)

1. Justify (1, Mike Smith, Bob Baffert) Payout: $800,000

2. Gronkowski, 1 ¾ lengths (6, Jose Ortiz, Chad Brown) Payout: $280,000

3. Hofburg, 3 ½ lengths (4, Irad Ortiz, William Mott) Payout: $150,000

4. Vino Rosso, 3 ¾ lengths (8, John Velazquez, Todd Pletcher): $100,000

5. Tenfold, 7 ¼ lengths (7, Ricardo Santana Jr., Steve Asmussen): $60,000

6. Bravazo, 8 ½ lengths (3, Luis Saez, D. Wayne Lukas): $45,000

7. Free Drop Billy, 9 ½ lengths (2, Robby Albarado, Dale Romans):

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