11/2 miles.

140th running of the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes for 3-year-olds.

Purse:

$1,000,000.

Winner:

Da' Tara (born in April), by Tiznow-Torchera, by Pirate's Bounty.

Trainer:

Nick Zito.

Breeder:

WinStar Farm in Kentucky.

Owner:

Robert V. LaPenta.

Value to winner:

$600,000; second $200,000; third $85,000 each; fifth $30,000.

Mutuel pool:

$18,103,512.

Horse   Wt.   PP   1/4   1/2   1M   11/4   Str   Fin   Jockey   Odds

Da' Tara

126   5   1-3   1-1   1-2   1-5   1-4   1-51/4   Garcia   38.50

Denis of Cork

126   4   6hd   6-1   5hf   2hf   2-2   2-23/4   Albarado   7.20

DH-Anak Nakal

126   7   4-2   4-6   4-2   3hf   3hf   3    Leparoux   34.25

DH-Ready's Echo

126   8   8hf   8-2   8-1hf   6-1hf   5-4   3-3   Velazquez   28.75

Macho Again

126   3    5-2   5-11/2   6hd   5-1hf   4-1   5-71/4   Gomez   17.40

Tale of Ekati

126   6   2-1   2-1   2hf   4hf   6-8   6-6hf   Coe   14.50

Guadalcanal

126   2   7-1   7hd   9    9    8    7hf   Castellano   25.00

Icabad Crane

126   9    9    9    7-3   7-4   7hf   8   Rose   17.00

Big Brown

126   1    3-1hf   3-2   3-2hf   8hf   -    -    Desormeaux   0.30

Time: 1/4:

23.82.

1/2:

48.30.

3/4:

1.12.90.

Mile:

1:37.96.

11/4:

2:03.21.

Finish:

2:29.65.

6 (5) Da' Tara 79.00 28.00 14.80

4 (4) Denis of Cork 5.40 4.10

8 (7) DH-Anak Nakal 7.60

9 (8) DH-Ready's Echo 6.20

Off: 6:31.

Start:

Good.

Won:

Driving.

Track:

Fast.

DH:

Dead heat for show.

Exacta

(6-4)

paid

$659.

Trifecta

(6-4-8)

paid

$3,703.

Trifecta

(6-4-9)

paid

$3,954.

Superfecta

(6-4-8-9)

paid

$48,637.

Superfecta

(6-4-9-8)

paid

$47,309.

Daily double

(10-6)

paid

$1,574.

Pick 3:

(5-10-6)

paid

$6,475.

Pick 4:

(1-5-10-6)

paid

$34,287.

Pick 6

(3/7-4-1-5-10-6)

5 correct paid

$1,106.

DA' TARA

angled in after taking the lead in the early stages, opened a clear advantage on the first turn, raced uncontested on the front while moving to the three path on the backstretch, dug in when threatened briefly on the turn, drifted out after being struck lefthanded with the whip at the three-sixteenths pole, straightened away when the rider switched to the right-hand whip in midstretch, and edged away under steady urging through the final eighth.

DENIS OF CORK

was unhurried early, moved out entering the backstretch, raced in the middle of the pack while four-wide for seven furlongs, split rivals while gaining midway on the turn, advanced four-wide at the top of the stretch, took up the chase after the winner in the upper stretch, but was no match for that one while clearly the best of the others.

ANAK NAKAL

was bumped by

Big Brown and carried out on the first turn, angled in a bit approaching the backstretch, raced within striking distance in the three path for seven furlongs, moved between horses when asked to run midway on the turn, then closed gradually to gain a share.

READY'S ECHO

was outrun for a half, saved ground leaving the far turn, swung six-wide nearing the quarter pole, and failed to menace while improving his position late.

MACHO AGAIN

was rated in good position between horses, angled to the rail on the far turn, lodged a mild rally along the inside to reach contention at the top of the stretch, but failed to sustain his bid.

TALE OF EKATI

pressed the early pace from the outside, tracked the winner while five-wide along the backstretch, raced just behind that rival into the upper stretch, and steadily tired thereafter.

GUADALCANAL

stumbled and checked at the start, and never reached contention while saving ground throughout.

ICABAD CRANE

was never a factor while four-wide.

BIG BROWN

steadied and broke outward at the start, moved up inside, steadied sharply while rank in the opening quarter of a mile, steadied and was taken to the outside, bumping with

Anak Nakal on the first turn, swung seven-wide moving into the backstretch, stalked the leaders while continuing wide for seven furlongs, was asked to run when tapped lefthanded on the far turn, then dropped back abruptly midway on the turn and was pulled up approaching the quarter pole.

Scratched: CASINO DRIVE.

Source: 2008 Equibase Company LLC.