The 2013 Belmont Stakes was the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes, the third jewel in the Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing. The race was held onn June 8, 2013. For the third consecutive year, the race was run without the Triple Crown being at stake, as 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb was defeated in the 2013 Preakness Stakes by Oxbow.
The race was won by Palace Malice in 2:30.70, with Oxbow finishing second and Orb third.
The official attendance was 47,562.
|Date||June 8, 2013|
|Winning Horse||Palace Malice|
|Winning Jockey||Mike Smith|
The 2013 Belmont Stakes Payout Schedule
|Program number||Horse name||Win||Place||Show|
- $2 Exacta: 12-7 - $323.50
- $2 Trifecta: 12-7-5 - $931.00
- $1 Superfecta: 12-7-5-6: $10,301.00
Both the Kentucky Derby winnner Orb and the Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow entered the race. This was the 21st times that the Kentucky Derby winner and the winner of the Preakness Stakes competed in the race. A total of fourteen horses entered the race, tying for the second-largest field for the third time in the race's history.
Orb was the morning line favorite. Trainer Todd Pletcher entered a record five horses in the race, including the filly Unlimited Budget who was attempting to become the second filly to win the race in the modern era after Pletcher's 2007 winner Rags to Riches. Ridden by Rosie Napravnik, who was the first woman jockey to ride all three Triple Crown races in a single year, the filly-and-female-jockey story garnered considerable press.
Oxbow held the lead until late in the race until Palace Malice passed him with a quarter-mile to go. Palace Malice eventually won by 3-1/4 lengths. Orb made a run from back in the pack and finished third.