Pass Catcher won the Belmont Stakes in New York on Saturday, spoiling Canonero 11's bid for the American Triple Crown for three-year-olds.
GV Crowd at racetrack
LV Bugler playing to crowd for start of race.
TV & SV Horses out onto track (3 shots)
TGV Crowds watching for start.
GV & TV Start of race and in progress (2 shots)
GV PAN Crowd look on from grandstand.
TGV PAN Finish of race (winner no. 4)
SV & TV ZOOM OUT Jockey on horse with officials enters enclosure and presented with garland (2 shots)
CU Owner presented with trophy and holding with trainer and official.
Initials VS/21.51 VS/22.06
SPORT: HORSE RACING
SOUND INCLUDES: CROWD CHEERING; RACE IN PROGRESS; OWNER AND OTHERS CHATTING; TROPHY.
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Background: Pass Catcher won the Belmont Stakes in New York on Saturday, spoiling Canonero 11's bid for the American Triple Crown for three-year-olds.
The official result was held up because of a foul claim against pass Catcher by a rival jockey, Eddie Belmonte -- he also lodged a foul claim against Canonero 11 which finished fourth.
The official result was held up pending a review of films of the race by the stewards.
SYNOPSIS: Racing fans from all over the United States gathered in New York on Saturday to see one of the country's major horse races -- the Belmont Stakes.
Favourite for the race, if not in the betting odds but in the feelings of many fans, was Canonero 11 .....making a bid for the American Triple Crown for three-year-olds.
The horses stayed relatively bunched for much of the race but near the finish, Pass Catcher and Jim French fought it out.
Pass Catcher crossed the line first but the official result was held up after a rival jockey had lodged a protest, complaining of a foul, with race officials. After watching films of the race, the stewards dismissed the claim and pass Catcher was officially declared the winner of the Belmont Stakes.
After the official result, the proud owner and his trainer posed with the trophy.