Results

The 2014 Belmont Stakes ran on June 7th, 2014 from Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. The race hosted the third largest audience in track history with 102, 199 people in attendance. Beyond that, the Belmont Stakes also enjoyed the second-highest television viewership in race history. 

The most intriguing story of the day was California Chrome’s bid to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978. While the 2014 Belmont Stakes winner was eventually Tonalist, the end of the race was highlighted by the owner of California Chrome chastising the set-up of the Triple Crown in an emotional outburst that was fueled by his passion for California Chrome and his obvious distaste for the administrative bodies involved in organizing all three, Triple Crown events. 

An interesting gambling side note is that the 2014 Belmont Stakes had the largest on-site amount of action in track history with $19,105,1877 being moved at the window. The amount of money bet on the event totaled well over $150 million from other sources as well, not including off-shore betting. 

Tonalist took home $800,000 as the winner. Commissioner placed 2nd with a stake of $280,000. Medal Count’s third place finish awarded a $150,000 prize, while the co-fourth place entrants each received $80,000.

Below are the 2014 Belmont Stakes results.

Place

Post

Horse

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Odds

1

11

Tonalist

Joel Rosario

Christophe Clement

Robert S. Evans

8-1

2

8

Commissioner

Javier Castellano

Todd Pletcher

WinStar Farm LLC

20-1

3

1

Medal Count

Robby Albarado

Dale L. Romans

Spendthrift Farm LLC

20-1

4

2

California Chrome

Victor Espinoza

Art Sherman

Perry Martin & Steve Coburn

3–5*

4

9

Wicked Strong

Rajiv Maragh

Jimmy Jenkins

Centennial Farms

6-1

6

7

Samraat

Jose Ortiz

Rick Violette

My Meadowview Farm

20-1

7

10

General a Rod

Rosie Napravnik

Michael Maker

Skychai Racing LLC & Starlight Racing

20-1

8

3

Matterhorn

Joe Bravo

Todd Pletcher

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Town and Country Farms, Corp

30-1

9

4

Commanding Curve

Shaun Bridgmohan

Dallas Stewart

West Point Thoroughbreds

15-1

Dnf

6

Matuszak

Mike Smith

Bill Mott

George J. Prussin

30-1

Dnf

5

Ride On Curlin

John Velazquez

William “Billy” Gowan

Daniel J. Dougherty

12-1