Tiz the Law, with jockey Manny Franco, races past the finish line to win the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 20.
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The Belmont Stakes, as we've never seen it before

Updated 7:14 PM ET, Sat June 20, 2020

Tiz the Law, with jockey Manny Franco, races past the finish line to win the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 20.
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It's normally the last leg of horse racing's Triple Crown.

But on Saturday, for the first time in history, the Belmont Stakes was held before the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. The races were rescheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tiz the Law, the heavy favorite, won Saturday's race in Elmont, New York, by nearly four lengths. He is the first New York-bred horse to win the Belmont since 1882.

Saturday's race took place without spectators, and it was shortened from a mile and a half to a mile and an eighth to account for all the changes in the horse-racing schedule.