Belmont Stakes 2014: Final Results, Standings, Payouts and Replay Highlights

Sean ODonnellContributor IIIJune 7, 2014

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 07:  Tonalist #11, ridden by Joel Rosario, races to the finish line enroute to winning the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 7, 2014 in Elmont, New York.  (Photo by Travis Lindquist/Getty Images)
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Once again, the Triple Crown went unclaimed.

The fatigued California Chrome couldn't find his burst down the final stretch, and Tonalist was the horse to benefit.

A newcomer to this year's Triple Crown races, Tonalist put on a sparkling performance Sunday evening, emerging victorious in the 2014 Belmont Stakes.

ESPN Stats & Info tweeted an interesting statistic involving Tonalist's win:

Here's a look at the race's final results:

2014 Belmont Stakes Final Results
111TonalistJoel RosarioChristophe Clement
28CommissionerJavier CastellanoTodd PletcherHead
31Medal CountRobby AlbaradoDale Romans1
42California ChromeVictor EspinozaArt Sherman1 3/4
49Wicked StrongRajiv MaraghJimmy Jerkins1 3/4
67SamraatJose OrtizRick Violette4
710General a RodRosie NapravnikMike Maker5 1/4
83MatterhornJoe BravoTodd Pletcher10
94Commanding CurveShaun BridgmohanDallas Stewart12 3/4
106MatuszakMike SmithBill Mott55
115Ride On CurlinJohn VelazquezBilly Gowan87
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No stranger to Belmont Park, Sunday marked Tonalist's second consecutive victory there, having won the Peter Pan Stakes earlier this year.

The 1 1/2-mile race suited Tonalist nicely, as the colt features a high level of endurance and significant closing speed.

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Jockey Joel Rosario's experience shone bright atop Tonalist over the course of the race. He maintained a good position throughout the race, keeping pace just behind the leaders.

Going three wide around the final turn, Rosario asked Tonalist to run just at the right time. The colt surged past his winded opponents and edged out Commissioner by a head to take the victory.

Rosario is second in earnings of all jockeys in 2014, according to, and after his display on the reins of Tonalist on Sunday, it's easy to see why.

Here's a look at the performance from Rosario and Tonalist during Sunday's Belmont Stakes:

Should you be one of the lucky ones to put faith in Tonalist, Commissioner or Medal Count on Sunday, here's a look at the rewards to expect:

2014 Belmont Stakes Payout
Medal Count$13.20
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Not everyone was happy with the race's results.

We'll have to continue our wait for a Triple Crown winner, as the drought will enter its 37th year. California Chrome's co-owner Steve Coburn was rather upset with the outcome and lashed out at Tonalist, according to a tweet from the New York Daily News:

Here's a look at Coburn's strong comments:

Whether Coburn has a valid point is up for debate. However, for this year, it's too little, too late for California Chrome, as Tonalist is the horse to don the carnation blanket this year.

Tonalist's owner Rob Evans was asked about Coburn's comments after the race. The New York Daily News tweeted his succinct response:

We can most likely expect more fallout from this war of words.

It was an unfortunate ending for California Chrome, as the unlikely Triple Crown hopeful was a fantastic story to follow from Churchill Downs to Pimlico to Belmont Park. But Sunday was Tonalist's day.

We all expected a close race due to such a strong field, and we certainly got it. The 146th running of the Belmont Stakes provided a breathtaking finish to this year's Triple Crown races—even with its bittersweet finish.