When Sir Winston crossed the finish line first at the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes in June, the 3-year old colt was applauded for his performance as a 10-1 long shot.
While the Mark Casse-trained steed was far from the favorite entering the 2019 "Test of the Champion", his conquest at Belmont Park was far from the biggest upset in the storied race's history.
In anticipation of the 2020 Belmont Stakes taking off from Elmont, New York on June 6, we're breaking down the 10 biggest long shots in Belmont Stakes history.
Biggest Long Shot Winners in Belmont Stakes History
|1||Sarava||70.25-1||Edgar Prado||Kenneth McPeek|
|2||Sherluck||65.05-1||Braulio Baeza||Harold Young|
|3||Temperence Hill||53.4-1||Eddie Maple||Joseph B. Cantey|
|4||Da'Tara||38-1||Alan Garcia||Nick Zito|
|5||Birdstone||36-1||Edgar Prado||Nick Zito|
|6||Pass Catcher||34.5-1||Walter Blum||Eddie Yowell|
|7||Lemon Drop Kid||29.75-1||Jose Santos||Scotty Schulhofer|
|8||Ruler on Ice||24-1||Jose Valdivia Jr.||Kelly Breen|
|9||Commendable||18.8-1||Pat Day||D. Wayne Lukas|
|10||Creator||15-1||Irad Ortiz Jr.||Steve Asmussen|
Will a Long Shot Take the 2020 Belmont Stakes?
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