Top Finishers from Belmont Stakes Well on Sunday

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By Dick Downey

Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston is reported to be in good shape Sunday morning, as is stablemate War of Will, who finished ninth in the Belmont.

Both are expected to compete at Saratoga this summer, with the Travers Stakes the ultimate goal.

They may be joined by disqualified Kentucky Derby winner Maximum Security, who is expected to breeze any day now at Monmouth Park after getting some time off since his workout on May 22. Connections hope to make Monmouth Park's Haskell Stakes next.

Belmont Stakes runner-up Tacitus, who was fourth in the Kentucky and moved up to third, is also reported well today and pointing toward summer stakes including the Travers.

Joevia, third in the Belmont Stakes, is back at Monmouth Park today and was seen in good shape outside his barn with trainer Greg Sacco. The trainer, who entered his first Classic race in the Belmont, will most likely go forward in the Haskell out of his own barn, but time will tell.

Tax, fourth in the Belmont, is at home at Belmont Park. Danny Gargan was very happy with his effort and hopes to move on to the summer stakes.

The status of Country House, who was made the Kentucky Derby winner by stewards, is up in the air. He hasn't recorded a workout since the Derby. He's going to be shipped from Churchill Downs to Saratoga, according to Jay Privman of

Code of Honor, third in the Kentucky Derby before being moved up to second, has worked three times since the Derby and is pointing to the Dwyer Stakes.

It is with great appreciation that we close out our coverage of the 2019 Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown series. It's been an eventful year, and not always a satisfying one to many fans, but next year brings another opportunity to enjoy these races and the events leading to them.

All the best.