The 145th running of the Belmont Stakes is in the record books. When all is said and done, the 2013 Triple Crown season will be remembered as one full of thrilling races, talented horses and surprising outcomes.
Orb, Oxbow and Palace Malice all earned their spots in history with their respective classic wins. At this point, the three-year-old championship is largely up for grabs, and it will be interesting to see who emerges as a standout of the trio.
On Saturday, Palace Malice earned redemption for a bizarre performance in the Kentucky Derby and rewarded the patience and sportsmanship of owner Cot Campbell, a longtime supporter of the industry.
Here are the big winners and losers from the Belmont Stakes.