Tapwrit Overtakes Race Favorite Irish War Cry at 2017 Belmont Stakes

A Triple Crown season of drop outs and no-show winners ends with 2017's Belmont Stakes at Elmont, New York, on June 10, 2017. Tapwrit overtook race favorite Irish War Cry to cinch this year's blanket of carnations and the winner's purse.

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Jockey Jose Ortiz is up as Tapwrit celebrates his Belmont Stake win at Elmont, New York, on June 10, 2017.
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Jockey Jose Ortiz is up as Tapwrit wins the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 10, 2017 in Elmont, New York. Tapwrit overtook race favorite Irish War Cry and his jockey, Rajiv Maragh, to cinch the Stakes.
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Jose Otriz is up on Tapwrit leading to victory as Irish War cry with Rajiv Maragh up is second in the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 10, 2017, in Elmont, New York.
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Jose Otriz is up on Tapwrit leading to victory as Irish War Cry with Rajiv Maragh up is second in the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 10, 2017, in Elmont, New York.
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Belmont Stake contenders head off at the start of the race on June 10, 2017, in Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.
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A woman wears a Belmont hat before The 149th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 10, 2017, in Elmont, New York.
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Fans wait for the race to begin on Belmont Stakes Day at Belmont Park on June 10, 2017, in Elmont, New York.
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Leckie Roberts of New York City walks the grounds of Belmont Park before the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Elmont, New York.
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World Approval #3, ridden by Julien Leparoux, leads the field past the grandstand for the first time during the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Stakes on Belmont Stakes Day at Belmont Park on June 10, 2017 in Elmont, New York.
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Songbird with Jockey Mike Smith up defeats Paid Up Subscriber with Jockey Javier Castellano up during the running of the Ogden Phipps at Belmont Park on June 10, 2017, in Elmont, New York.
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Songbird with Jockey Mike Smith up defeats Paid Up Subscriber with Jockey Javier Castellano up during the running of the Ogden Phipps at Belmont Park on June 10, 2017 in Elmont, New York.
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Songbird with Jockey Mike Smith out runs the field to win The Ogden Phipps during the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 10, 2017, in Elmont, New York.
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Belmont Stakes hopeful Multiplier gallops around the track during a workout, Friday, June 9, 2017, in Elmont, New York. Multiplier will compete in the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race on Saturday.
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Assistant trainer Alice Chapman, right, holds Belmont hopeful Irish War Cry as he shakes water from his head while being bathed after a workout, Friday, June 9, 2017, in Elmont, New York. Irish War Cry is the favorite to win the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes.
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Horse racing fans react as thoroughbreds make their way around the track during the sixth race before the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Elmont, New York.
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A racing fan checks the racing form before the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Elmont, New York.
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The Kentucky Derby might be the center of fashion in the horse racing world, but racing enthusiasts still bring a sense of haute couture to the Belmont, like this participant at the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 10, 2017 in Elmont, New York.
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A man smokes a cigar prior to the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 10, 2017, in Elmont, New York.
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