Closest Belmont Finishes

Although the Belmont is the longest of the three Triple Crown races, it has produced some of the closest finishes.

Which of these close finishes (less than a length) would you rank as the most thrilling?

1867 – The filly Ruthless by a head over DeCourcey in the very first Belmont
1962 – Jaipur by a nose over Admiral’s Voyage
1965 – Hail to All by a neck over Tom Rolfe
1975 – Avatar by a neck over Foolish Pleasure
1976 – Bold Forbes lasts by a neck over McKenzie Bridge
1978 – Affirmed outduels Alydar by a head
1981 – Summing by a neck over Highland Blade (Pleasant Colony 3rd)
1991 – Hansel holds off Strike the Gold by a head
1997 – Touch Gold circles 6-wide and wears down Silver Charm (Free House 3rd)
1998 – Victory Gallop by a nose over Real Quiet
1999 – Lemon Drop Kid by a head over Vision and Verse (Charismatic 3rd)
2007 – Rags to Riches outfights Curlin by a head

To participate, use your cursor to drag the selections on the left (currently arranged in chronological order) to the blank placeholders on the right. Once you have completed ranking all of the horses, submit your entries and compare your results to the rest of the community. A first place ranking will earn 11 points, second place receives 10 points, and so on.

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