26 thoughts on “The 2022 Belmont Stakes (FULL RACE) | NBC Sports

  1. Nest, the filly, had stumbled at the start and was cut off. Considering her record (she recently won the Coaching Club American Oaks, grade 1, on 7/23/22 [over Secret Oath]. The grade 1 Alabama, on 8/20/22 [also over Secret Oath]. And, managed to win against older fillies in the Beldame S. on 10/9/22. All in a row, might I add.) she would've beaten Mo Donegal if she had gotten a better start. He's already retired, four wins, one fifth, and two thirds. She's still going, and heading toward the Breeders Cup Distaff (hoping for four in a row.) Never got anything worse than third.

  2. Just like in the Oaks, Nest with no running room until after entering the stretch. Mo Donegal got the jump on her. That and the start could have cost her the race if not a much closer second.

  3. What messed up Rich Strike was not running in the Preakness. The break was too long. You don't pull an athlete at his peak when he's just starting to win. He would've won the Preakness and that would've set him up perfect for this race.

  4. I've watched this over and over. Most satisfying Belmont Stakes I've watched in a very long time. Have been rooting for Mo for a long time! He had his day and I'm so glad it was this day! Nest did a heckuva job, too! You go, girl!

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