Belmont Stakes 2013 Results: Final Listings for Payouts

David DanielsSenior Writer IJune 10, 2013

Jun 8, 2013; Elmont, NY, USA; Palace Malice ridden by Mike Smith crosses the finish to win the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park.  Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sport

The 2013 Belmont Stakes resulted in Palace Malice beating the odds to steal the show from Kentucky Derby champ Orb and Preakness Stakes champ Oxbow.

Oddsmakers pegged Palace Malice with just 15-1 odds to win the third leg of the Triple Crown, according to the Belmont Stakes’ official website. Seven horses—Orb, Oxbow, Revolutionary, Freedom Child, Unlimited Budget, Golden Soul and Overanalyze—were supposed to finish in front of Saturday’s triumphant competitor.

Here are the final results and payouts, according to Equibase, along with a replay and analysis of Palace Malice’s victory.


List of Payouts

Horse Win Place Show
Palace Malice
$29.60 $11.20 $6.70
$9.90 $6.10
Orb — 

$2 Exacta: (12-7) paid $323.50; $2 Trifecta: (12-7-5) paid $931.00; $2 Superfecta: (12-7-5-6) paid $20,602.00.

Complete Results for 145th Belmont Stakes 

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 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

Palace Malice’s win marked the second-greatest upset at the Belmont in the past five years. Ruler on Ice won with 20-1 odds in 2011.

Oddsmakers dealt the 2013 Belmont champion such low odds due to the fact that he only won one race in his previous seven starts, according to Equibase. That lone win also occurred all the way back in August of 2012.

While he placed in the top three in five of those prior races, his disappointing 12th-place finish at Churchill Downs in May dimmed any optimism created from his past results.

Palace Malice exploded out of the Derby starting gates. He led by a wide margin for much of the competition, but with about a half mile remaining in the 1.25-mile race, he ran out of gas and 11 horses blew by him. His top-end speed impressed, but he didn’t show the stamina needed to win the 1.5-mile Belmont.

Palace Malice’s inexperience in the winner’s circle and low Belmont expectations actually fit the pattern of several first-place finishers of the race.

In the past 13 Belmont Stakes, four horses notched just the second victory of their professional careers in the final leg of the Triple Crown, according to Bill Marshall of The Augusta Chronicle. Six horses in the same time frame also claimed their first stakes win.


David Daniels is a breaking news writer at Bleacher Report and news editor at Wade-O Radio.