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 TheTripleCrown.com
|1||12||Palace Malice||Mike Smith||Todd Pletcher||$600,000|
|2||7||Oxbow||Gary Stevens||D. Wayne Lukas||$200,000|
|4||6||Incognito||Irad Ortiz Jr.||KiaranMcLaughlin||$60,000|
|6||13||Unlimited Budget||RosieNapravnik||Todd Pletcher|
|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.