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Dornoch wins 156th Belmont Stakes at Saratoga

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Dornoch took home the 156th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.

This year’s race was moved to Saratoga Race Course in upstate New York, as Belmont Park is undergoing a massive renovation project.

Horses and jockeys had to adjust to the new course – with the race normally being a mile-and-a-half long, Saratoga’s racing oval is just 1 1/8 miles in length, making the usual race distance improbable to run. 

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Belmont flag

A general view of the Belmont stakes at Saratoga flag at Saratoga Race Course.  (Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports)

Thus, this year’s race was run at 1 ¼ miles, the same distance as the Kentucky Derby.

Two-time Super Bowl winning head coach Bill Parcells was in attendance, which isn’t surprising for the New York Giants coaching legend, who not only frequents the course but has made Saratoga Springs his home.

Saratoga logo

A general view of a Saratoga Race Course sign Monday morning at Saratoga Race Course.  (Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports)

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Former Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth owns 10% of Dornoch.

This is a developing story. Check back for more updates.

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