Belmont Stakes crowns a winner

(CNN)Tiz the Law won the 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York, on Saturday, according to the race organization’s official Twitter.

THE NEW YORK HERO!!! TIZ THE LAW AND @jockeyfranco WIN THE $1,000,000 BELMONT STAKES! @nytbreeders pic.twitter.com/2z6SHNeldM

— Belmont Stakes (@BelmontStakes) June 20, 2020

The entire race took place without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 3-year-old colt was ridden by jockey Manny Franco and is owned by Sackatoga Stables. Dr. Post and Max Player came in second and third, respectively.

    Typically the third and final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes was the first leg for the first time in history. The race was originally slated to take place on June 6. Photos: The Belmont Stakes, as we've never seen it beforeTiz the Law, with jockey Manny Franco, races past the finish line to win the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 20.Hide Caption 1 of 12 Photos: The Belmont Stakes, as we've never seen it beforeFranco celebrates after the big win.Hide Caption 2 of 12 Photos: The Belmont Stakes, as we've never seen it beforeThe grandstand was empty, as spectators were not allowed to attend because of the coronavirus pandemic.Hide Caption 3 of 12 Photos: The Belmont Stakes, as we've never seen it beforeTiz the Law was the heavy favorite going in, and he backed it up with an impressive victory.Hide Caption 4 of 12 Photos: The Belmont Stakes, as we've never seen it beforeA closer look at the empty seats.Hide Caption 5 of 12 Photos: The Belmont Stakes, as we've never seen it beforeTiz the Law, center, leads the pack. Dr Post finished second, and Max Player finished third,Hide Caption 6 of 12 Photos: The Belmont Stakes, as we've never seen it beforeA message from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is broadcast before the race.Hide Caption 7 of 12 Photos: The Belmont Stakes, as we've never seen it beforeBelmont workers watch an earlier race at the track.Hide Caption 8 of 12 Photos: The Belmont Stakes, as we've never seen it beforeUnneeded benches are stacked up at Belmont Park.Hide Caption 9 of 12 Photos: The Belmont Stakes, as we've never seen it beforeA horse gets hosed down on Saturday.Hide Caption 10 of 12 Photos: The Belmont Stakes, as we've never seen it beforeSam Grossman plays to an empty grandstand.Hide Caption 11 of 12 Photos: The Belmont Stakes, as we've never seen it beforePatricio Gomez nuzzles with Wish before the start of an earlier race Saturday.Hide Caption 12 of 12Traditionally, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes preceded the Belmont Stakes, but those two races were postponed as well due to the pandemic. The Kentucky Derby is expected to take place on September 5, while the Preakness Stakes is scheduled for October 3.Saturday’s race was shortened from a mile and a half to a mile and an eighth, as the Belmont Stakes is typically the final race and the longest of the three.

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