Belmont Stakes 2013 Payouts: Breaking Down How Favorites Fared in New York

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IJune 10, 2013

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 06:  Jennifer Patterson aboard Kentucky Derby winner Orb during a training session at Belmont Park on June 6, 2013 in Elmont, New York.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow were widely respected headed into the 2013 Belmont Stakes, but neither one of them ultimately won at Belmont Park.

But while they placed, the same couldn't be said about some other favorites. 

Here's a look at the payouts for the 2013 Belmont Stakes, complete with analysis of the favorites coming into the historic race.

*Payouts 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 ShugMcGaughey  $110,000
4 6 Incognito Irad Ortiz Jr. KiaranMcLaughlin  $60,000
5 9 Revolutionary JavierCastellano Todd Pletcher  $30,000
6 13 Unlimited Budget RosieNapravnik Todd Pletcher  
7 3 Overanalyze JohhVelazquez Todd Pletcher  
8 11 Vyjack JulienLeparoux RudyRodriguez  
9 14 Golden Soul RobbyAlbarado Dallas Stewart  
10 10 Will Take Charge Jon Court D. Wayne Lukas  
11 4 Giant Finish Edgar Prado AnthonyDutrow  
12 8 Midnight Taboo Garrett Gomez Todd Pletcher  
13 2 Freedom Child Luis Saez TomAlbertrani  
14 1 Frac Daddy Alan Garcia Ken McPeek



2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb had 3-1 odds at Belmont Park, but ended up finishing third behind Palace Malice and Oxbow.

Through a mile, Orb wasn't in the top four, but the horse turned it on down the stretch. Still, Orb ultimately wasn't able to catch Palace Malice or Oxbow, who both finished well.

After winning four straight races to start 2013 (including two Grade 1 races), Orb has finished fourth at the Preakness Stakes and third at the Belmont Stakes. The horse has been in contention in his last two races, but hasn't been able to push past the competition for the win.



Revolutionary came into the 2013 Belmont Stakes with very good odds, listed at 9-to-2. But the horse ultimately disappointed, finishing fifth. 

Right after three-quarters of a mile, Revolutionary was in fourth place. The horse pushed into third place before 1 1/4 miles, where he was overtaken by Orb. He faded down the stretch to fifth place.

Revolutionary won his first two starts of 2013, then finished third at the Kentucky Derby and fifth at the Belmont Stakes.



Oxbow started well, finding himself in second place behind Frac Daddy through half a mile. At three-quarters of a mile, Oxbow had the lead.

Freedom Child quickly took control, leading for about one-quarter of a mile, but Oxbow was back in the lead by a nose right after the one-mile marker. But through another quarter of a mile, Oxbow had ceded the lead to Palace Malice. 

That is where the race would remain, as Palace Malice cruised down the stretch for the victory. 

After placing sixth at the Kentucky Derby, Oxbow ended up winning the Preakness Stakes and placing second at the Belmont Stakes. Not bad, not bad at all.


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