Belmont Stakes 2013 Payouts: Complete Details of Winning Purse and Earnings

Alex BallentineFeatured ColumnistJune 8, 2013

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 08:  Jockey Mike Smith celebrates after guiding Palace Malice to victory during the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 8, 2013 in Elmont, New York.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Aside from the prestige of capturing the final leg of the Triple Crown, there's a huge financial reward for winning the race and Palace Malice earned his handlers a great payday.

With a total purse of $1 million, there's a reason the race is considered one of the greatest high-stakes races of the season.

Not everyone can be a winner, though. Only five horses in the 14-horse field came away with prize money, but those who did were well-compensated for their efforts. Trainer Todd Pletcherhas to be especially happy as he landed two horses in the money.

Here's a full breakdown of the earnings from Belmont park via


Finish Post Horse Jockey Trainer Earnings
1 12 Palace Malice Mike Smith Todd Pletcher  $600,000
2 7 Oxbow Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas  $200,000
3 5 Orb Joel Rosario Shug McGaughey  $110,000
4 6 Incognito Irad Ortiz Jr. Kiaran McLaughlin  $60,000
5 9 Revolutionary Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher  $30,000
6 13 Unlimited Budget Rosie Napravnik Todd Pletcher  
7 3 Overanalyze Johh Velazquez Todd Pletcher  
8 11 Vyjack Julien Leparoux Rudy Rogriguez  
9 14 Golden Soul Robby Albarado Dallas Stewart  
10 10 Will Take Charge Jon Court D. Wayne Lukas  
11 4 Giant Finish Edgar Prado Anthony Dutrow  
12 8 Midnight Taboo Garrett Gomez Todd Pletcher  
13 2 Freedom Child Luis Saez Tom Albertrani  
14 1 Frac Daddy Alan Garcia Ken McPeek  

*Results provided by NBC's telecast of 2013 Belmont Stakes


The horse's handlers aren't the only ones that have something on the line at the race track, though. The Triple Crown is always a highlighted event on a bettors calendar and backers of Palace Malice certainly enjoyed the race.

Orb and Oxbow came in as betting favorites after their performances in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes respectively and those that went the more conventional route were paid rather handsomely as well.

Here's the full payouts for the top three finishers.

Place Horse Win Place Show
1 Palace Malice $29.60 $11.20 $6.70
2 Oxbow   $9.90 $6.10
3 Orb    


Exacta ($2 bet): 12-7, $323.50

Trifecta: 12-7-5, $931.00

Superfecta: 12-7-5-6: $20,602.

While Orb and Oxbow were proven commodities heading into the race, Palace Malice's performance was the story of the day. According to ESPN Stats & Info his 12th place finish in the Kentucky Derby was the third-worst finish ever for a Belmont Stakes winner.

Legendary jockey Mike Smith picked up his second Belmont victory. A feat that showed once again that he's among the best riders in the world and Palace Malice showed all of the potential that Pletcher believed he possessed the throughout the stakes races.