Union Rags triumphs in the $1 million Belmont Stakes

Union Rags, ridden by John Velazquez, triumphed in the 144th Belmont Stakes on Saturday.

Paynter finished second and Atigun third in the final leg of the Triple Crown of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.

Odds-on favourite I'll Have Another had earlier been withdrawn from the $1 million race with a swollen tendon.

The three-year-old won the Kentucky Derby in May but has been retired to stud after the injury ended his career.