If you happened to miss the 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes on June 20, we can summarize it rather succinctly. Tiz The Law tiz the best!
Owned by New York based Sackatoga Stable, this fleeted footed three-year old colt put on a show in the shortened Belmont Stakes. In becoming the first New York-bred to win this Triple Crown race since 1882 (Forrester), this son of Constitution left no doubt who was the best.
As expected, Tiz The Law stalked a solid early pace under regular rider Manny Franco. When the ten horse field turned for home it was show time. As he has done in the past, the Law found an extra gear and left little doubt as to who was the best. Covering the mile and an eighth in 1:46.53. the 3 ¾ length margin of victory does not display the real dominance here.
The Belmont Stakes victory runs the Law’s career record to five wins in six starts with career earnings of over $1.5 million.
With the first leg of the Triple Crown now under his saddle, the Traver’s Stakes at Saratoga on August 8 is now in the crosshairs. Of course the Kentucky Derby on September 5 is the ultimate goal, but for now, this New York team is enjoying a superb New York moment.