(NEW YORK) -- Union Rags was in fourth with one furlong to go, but made a late charge to pass Paynter and win the Belmont Stakes.
"The horse did it all," jockey John Velazquez said when talking about the horse's comeback. "At first the hole was pretty tight. I engaged him to get into the hole. At first I didn't know if it was going to open up. I kind of anticipated it would open up and he took it and once he took it he put up a good fight. You got to give it all to the horse."
Union Rags came into the race with the second best odds of winning at (5-2). The favorite, Dullahan, was never a factor.
John Velazquez rode Union Rags to the victory. Union Rags had finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby and didn't run in the Preakness.
Union Rags finished with a time of 2:30:42.
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