Skip to main content
Part of complete coverage on

Palace Malice wins Belmont Stakes

By Greg Botelho, CNN
updated 7:26 AM EDT, Mon June 10, 2013
Palace Malice with jockey Mike Smith in the irons wins the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of horse racing's triple crown, at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, June 8. Palace Malice with jockey Mike Smith in the irons wins the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of horse racing's triple crown, at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, June 8.
HIDE CAPTION
145th running of the Belmont Stakes
145th running of the Belmont Stakes
145th running of the Belmont Stakes
145th running of the Belmont Stakes
145th running of the Belmont Stakes
145th running of the Belmont Stakes
145th running of the Belmont Stakes
145th running of the Belmont Stakes
145th running of the Belmont Stakes
145th running of the Belmont Stakes
145th running of the Belmont Stakes
145th running of the Belmont Stakes
145th running of the Belmont Stakes
<<
<
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
>
>>
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • South Carolina-bred Palace Malice outduels Oxbow down the stretch to win
  • Kentucky Derby winner Orb comes in third
  • "It was really a sneaky good race," jockey Mike Smith says
  • There were three different winners in the three Triple Crown races

(CNN) -- Palace Malice won the 2013 Belmont Stakes, the third leg of horse racing's Triple Crown, on Saturday.

The South Carolina-bred three-year-old outdueled Oxbow down the stretch to win the 1½ mile race. Oxbow, the Preakness Stakes victor, ended up in second.

Orb -- this year's Kentucky Derby winner and Saturday's pre-race favorite at 2-to-1 odds -- finished third.

"It was really a sneaky good race, never took a breather one time," Palace Malice's jockey Mike Smith told NBC, which broadcast the race. "He was just enjoying the trip."

Palace Malice had entered the 145th running of the Belmont as an underdog, at 15-to-1 odds. The colt's last race was a 12th place finish at the Kentucky Derby earlier this spring.

Trained by Todd Pletcher, Palace Malice had one previous victory in seven starts, a pair of second-place finishes and a third.

ADVERTISEMENT
Part of complete coverage on
updated 6:35 AM EDT, Fri April 4, 2014
Amateur jockey Sam Waley-Cohen is perhaps best known for helping to resurrect Prince William's relationship with Kate Middleton.
updated 8:15 AM EDT, Fri March 28, 2014
Meydan Entrance
The $10 million Dubai World Cup takes place at the Meydan Racecourse, which is a suitable setting for the world's richest horse racing day.
updated 12:50 PM EDT, Fri March 28, 2014
He's created some of the world's biggest shows, so it's only fitting Andrew Lloyd Webber will be in the limelight on Dubai's big-money day.
updated 6:11 AM EDT, Wed March 26, 2014
The world's richest horse race is the highlight of Dubai's social calendar, attracting 60,000 fans from around the globe.
updated 8:03 AM EDT, Thu March 20, 2014
Former champion jockey Richard Dunwoody has gone from riding winners to traveling the world in his second career as a photographer.
updated 8:56 AM EST, Thu March 6, 2014
Wonder horse Frankel has retired but his $200,000 offspring are already been tipped as future racing stars -- to the delight of his jockey.
updated 8:13 AM EST, Tue March 4, 2014
Michael Owen arrives at Ascot 2012
How do you replace the adrenaline rush of scoring one of the greatest goals in World Cup history when your football career ends?
updated 8:45 AM EST, Thu February 27, 2014
A Scottish artist has captured the pomp and pageantry of Royal Ascot in a collage that represents "what I love about being British."
updated 11:18 AM EST, Wed February 26, 2014
CNN's Francesca Cumani meets Faleh Bogunaim -- a Qatari rider who is making a name for himself.
updated 10:08 AM EST, Tue February 25, 2014
CNN's Francesca Cumani explores how Qatar's royal family has impacted the global horse racing scene.
updated 9:36 AM EST, Thu February 13, 2014
It's been a long time coming. A very long time. But S'manga Khumalo is proving that black jockeys can hold the whip hand in South Africa.
updated 11:03 AM EST, Fri February 7, 2014
It needed permission from the British monarch and may anger traditionalists, but one of racing's most regal occasions has crossed the rubicon.
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT