06/11/2017 10:13AM

Trainers Pletcher, Motion put Belmont in perspective


ELMONT, N.Y. – Todd Pletcher got his third Belmont Stakes win Saturday with Tapwrit, while Graham Motion was denied his first with Irish War Cry, who was overhauled in deep stretch by Tapwrit and had to settle for second. Both trainers, among the more thoughtful in the sport, tried on Sunday morning to put the emotions of the day, and the past five weeks, into perspective, because for both, there were moments of satisfaction, and of disappointment.