Point of Entry wins Belmont’s Man o’ War Stakes



NEW YORK (AP) — Point of Entry extended his winning streak to three on Saturday with the biggest score of his career, a 312 length victory over Center Divider in the $600,000 Man o’ War Stakes at Belmont Park.

Point of Entry had a perfect trip, sitting second behind the pacesetting Center Divider. The 4-year-old trained by Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey and ridden by Jose Lezcano pulled clear in mid stretch for his fifth win in 12 starts.

The winning streak started with a pair of victories at Keeneland, including the Elkhorn Stakes

The time was 2:13.87 for the 1 3-8 miles on the firm turf course.

Point of Entry paid $7.90, $4 and $3. Center Divider returned $9.70 and $5.10, and Tahoe Lake paid $5.40 to show.