Payoffs

Creator $34.80 $14.60 $9.40

Destin $9.40 $6.20

Lani $6.60

How the race was won

Creator, a 16-1 shot, came off the honest pace set by stablemate Gettysburg and nosed out Destin at the finish, giving jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. his first Triple Crown victory.

By the numbers

4 Horses that have won the Belmont by a nose. The three horses to win by the slimmest of margins before Creator on Saturday were: Granville (over Mr. Bones in 1936), Jaipur (over Admiral's Voyage in 1962) and Victory Gallop (over Real Quiet) in 1998.

3 Triple Crown victories for trainer Steve Asmussen, who earned a spot in horse racing's Hall of Fame.

2 Horses to run in all three Triple Crown races — Exaggerator and Belmont third-place finisher Lani.