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Palace Malice Wins The 2013 Belmont Stakes

Palace Malice, Mike Smith, and Cot Campbell  make their way to the Belmont Stakes Winner's Circle.

Palace Malice, Mike Smith, and Cot Campbell (on right) make their way to the Belmont Stakes Winner’s Circle.

Palace Malice won the Belmont Stakes today, Saturday June 8, 2013, at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Palace Malice broke with jockey Mike Smith on the mount from post position #12 with 13-1 odds. The three-year-old colt trained by Todd Pletcher beat out a fourteen-horse field including 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb and 2013 Preakness winner Oxbox. Palace Malice is owned by Dogwood Stable and Cot Campbell.

Palace Malice won the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes with a slow pace. Fan-favorite Frac Daddy ran very much like Palace Malice did on Kentucky Derby day, with a fast pace that’s been described as “suicidal”. Oxbow, who fought hard for the finish, just couldn’t keep up with Palace Malice’s determined pace in the end, ultimately finishing in second place in the $100,000 1 1/2 mile Belmont Stakes.

It’s been reported that Orb, who finished third in the Belmont Stakes, is tired. Trainer Shug McGaughey admitted that the Triple Crown pursuit has taken a toll on Orb and is planning to rest the colt for awhile.

Lady and The Track would like to congratulate Dogwood Stable, Cot Campbell, Shug McGaughey, and Palace Malice on their awesome Belmont Stakes win! We are also thrilled that Oxbow and Orb both finished in the top three in the final jewel of the Triple Crown!

2013 Belmont Stakes Results & Payouts
*In Order of Finish
12 Palace Malice Win $29.80/Place $11.20/Shoe $6.70
7 Oxbow Show $9.90/Place $6.10
5 Orb Show $3.90
6 Incognito
9 Revolutionary
13 Unlimited Budget
3 Overanalyze
11 Vjack
14 Golden Soul
10 Will Take Charge
4 Giant Finish
8 Midnight Taboo
2 Freedom Child
1 Frac Daddy

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2013 Belmont Stakes Photo Gallery

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