Belmont Stakes 2013: Orb
The 145th running of the Belmont Stakes is set to take place on Saturday June 8, 2013 and will feature Kentucky Derby winner Orb. After a successful workout on Sunday, trainer Shug McGaughey finally announced that Orb would run in the third and final jewel of the Triple Crown with jockey Joel Rosario.
Orb’s Belmont Stakes status has been unclear since his fourth place finish in the Preakness Stakes. Sources say trainer Shug McGaughey wanted to be absolutely sure Orb was in tip-top condition to compete in the 2013 Belmont Stakes without any negative consequences on the three-year-old colt. Orb dominated the track throughout his career until his 4th place finish at Pimlico during the Preakness Stakes. Orb finished first in all five races before the Preakness Stakes including the Kentucky Derby, the Florida Derby, and the Fountain of Youth. In a recent interview trainer Shug McGaughey stated that the Pimlico track was loose and Orb simply didn’t handle it well, resulting in his loss. Shug stated he isn’t worried about the Belmont Stakes pace and is hoping to see Orb make a move from the outside.
Orb runs effortlessly and impresses both expert handicappers and loyal fans. As of today, rain clouds and thunderstorms are predicted for Elmont, NY with a 60% chance of rain on Belmont Stakes day. I’m no expert, but I believe Orb has what it takes to win the 2013 Belmont Stakes because he’s focused, fast, and thrives in the mud. The Malibu Moon colt is up against some fierce competition on the track though. It’s going to be a tough race and a well earned win for whoever crosses the finish line first!
Lady and The Track would like to wish Stuart S. Janney III, Phipps Stable, Joel Rosario, Shug McGaughey, and the magnificent Orb the best of luck during the 2013 Belmont Stakes. Good Luck! Safe Run!
The 2013 Belmont Stakes is the 11th race of the day on Saturday June 8th. If you’re watching the race from home, coverage begins on NBC at 5:00 PM EDT. Official Post Time for the 2013 Belmont Stales is approximately 6:40 PM EDT.
2013 Belmont Stakes Post Positions & Odds
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1 Frac Daddy 30/1 Alan Garcia/Kenny McPeek
2 Freedom Child 8/1 Luis Saez/Albertrani
3 Overanalyze 12/1 John Velazquez/Todd Pletcher
4 Giant Finish 30/1 Edgar Prado/Dutrow
5 Orb 3/1 Joel Rosario/Shug McGaughey
6 Incognito 20/1 Luis Ortiz/Kiaran McLaughlin
7 Oxbow 5/1 Gary Stevens/D. Wayne Lukas
8 Midnight Taboo 30/1 Garett Gomez/Todd Pletcher
9 Revolutionary 9/2 Javier Castellano/Todd Pletcher
10 Will take Charge 20/1 Jon Court/D. Wayne Lukas
11 Vjack 20/1 Julien Leparoux/Rodriguez
12 Palace Malice 15/1 Mike Smith/Todd Pletcher
13 Unlimited Budget 8/1 Rosie Napravnik/Todd Pletcher
14 Golden Soul 10/1 Robby Alvarado/Stewart
Watch Orb’s Belmont Stakes workout on June 2, 2013: