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Kentucky Derby Winner Rich Strike Finishes 6th At Belmont Stakes

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MAY 07: Jockey Sonny Leon reacts as Rich Strike wins the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 07, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MAY 07: Jockey Sonny Leon reacts as Rich Strike wins the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 07, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Luck didn't strike twice for Rich Strike at the 2022 Belmont Stakes on Saturday. 

Just a few short weeks ago, Rich Strike stunned the horseracing world by winning the Kentucky Derby. Was it the start of a memorable run or simply a fluke?

On Saturday, Rich Strike was never a factor in the running of the Belmont Stakes. 

Richard Dawson's racehorse finished sixth in the iconic race on Saturday. 

"Todd Pletcher finishes 1-2 as Mo Donegal wins over the filly Nest in the #Belmont. Rich Strike was never a factor," Lane Gold tweeted.

"Rich Strike did not have the magic (nor the blistering pace) from the Kentucky Derby & finished 6th," said Mark Story. 

"The Mike Repole/Todd Pletcher team finishes 1-2 in the Belmont with Mo Donegal and Nest. Rich Strike didn’t run a step," Dan Wolken tweeted.

It looks like Rich Strike and the team has some work to do. 

Mo Donegal, meanwhile, finished first on Saturday evening.