The horse was the early betting favourite to win the 1.5-mile race and completed forward of Scorching Rod Charlie and the 146th Preakness Stakes winner Rombauer, who completed in second and third place, respectively.
Scorching Rod Charlie was the early chief however Important High quality handed him within the last flip and held on down the stretch to win. The win gave coach Brad Cox his first Triple Crown victory.
A restricted crowd of 11,000 have been allowed to attend the “Check of the Champion” with proof of vaccination or a damaging Covid-19 check required for entry.
This Belmont Stakes was a return to normalcy after final 12 months, when for the primary time in historical past, the race was the primary leg of the Triple Crown after the Covid-19 pandemic upended the schedule. The race is often the third and last leg of the Triple Crown.