Belmont Stakes 2013 Results: Complete Standings for Entire Field

Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIJune 8, 2013

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 08:  Palace Malice #12 ridden by Mike Smith wins the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes followed by Oxbow #7 Ridden by Gary Stevens and and Orb #5 ridden by Joel Rosario at Belmont Park on June 8, 2013 in Elmont, New York.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Palace Malice didn't need blinkers on Saturday. Short of the peripheral restrictions, Todd Pletcher's colt put together a strong race to claim the 145th Belmont Stakes.

With five horses in the running for Pletcher, he had to like his odds of coming out victorious. Overanalyze, Midnight Taboo, Unlimited Budget and Revolutionary all belonged to Pletcher, but Palace Malice was the one who brought home the win.

This was Pletcher's second Belmont Stakes winner.

Here are the complete results, per NBC's telecast and a video of the race from New York Racing Association on YouTube:

Finish Post Horse Jockey Trainer
1 12 Palace Malice Mike Smith Todd Pletcher
2 7 Oxbow Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas
3 5 Orb Joel Rosario Shug McGaughey
4 6 Incognito Irad Ortiz Jr. Kiaran McLaughlin
5 9 Revolutionary Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher
6 13 Unlimited Budget Rosie Napravnik Todd Pletcher
7 3 Overanalyze John 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

After Palace Malice raced with blinkers in the Kentucky Derby, the decision was made to shed them for this race. It really paid off, as it seemed Palace Malice ran without hindrance.

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith won his second Belmont Stakes by outdueling another legend in Gary Stevens. Stevens and Oxbow put up a good fight, but in the end, Smith and Palace Malice were too much.

How talented is Palace Malice? He can win a Triple Crown race and tweet about his victory moments later.


When Did Palace Malice Take Control?

At the one-mile mark, Palace Malice moved from fourth to third just behind Freedom Child and Preakness Stakes winner, Oxbow. 

Freedom Child faded, but Oxbow was more stubborn. At one point, it looked as if the finish could be very close, but Smith and Palace Malice created the requisite distance in the final stretch. 

Both horses may have been tired, but the winner seemed to have a little more energy.


Who Disappointed? 

Kentucky Derby winner Orb was favored for the third straight race, but again he fell short. Jockey Joel Rosario tried to make a late push, but he couldn't guide Shug McGaughey's horse to his second Triple Crown win.

With the three jewels in the books, a first, fourth and third-place finish are disappointing for such a talented horse.


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