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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Palace Malice and Mike Smith Win The 2013 Belmont

Image Credit: Wikipedia, 2013 Belmont Stakes

It was a disappointing day for Rosie Napravnik fans.  I was really hoping for a win for the girls, Rosie and her filly horse Unlimited Budget.  It would have been a great day for women, Julie Krone won the Belmont 20 years ago and I was hoping for a repeat performance from Napravnik.  None the less, Rosie still made history yesterday, she is the only woman to ever ride all three Triple Crown Races in one year.  Rosie finished 6 and received no purse earnings in the million dollar race.  All was not lost however, Rosie won the Easy Goer Stakes aboard Power Broker.  The $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes was another race ran at Belmont yesterday.

Here is a video recap of the Belmont Stakes:

Mike Smith aboard Palace Malice wins the Belmont.
Image Credit: Julio Cortez/ AP
Congratulations to Mike Smith and Palace Malice who won the race with a 3 and 1/4 length lead over Oxbow in second and Orb in third.  Orb was the favorite with 3 - 1 odds.  Preakness winner Oxbox had 5 - 1 odds and Palace Malice came in at 13 - 1 odds.  All theoretical to me, I don't bet.  Even though there was no chance for a Triple Crown winner this year with Orb winning the Derby and Oxbow winning the Preakness, the Belmont proved to be an exciting race that was supposed to decide the Triple Crown feud between Orb and Oxbow...Mike Smith and Palace Malice had other ideas...great race.

Image & Video Credits:

Belmont Logo:  Wikipedia, 2013 Belmont Stakes

Belmont Video:  YouTube, Palace Malice - 2013 Belmont Stakes (G1), New York Racing Association

Mike Smith Wins:  The Miami Herald, Palace Malice gana el Belmont sorpresivamente


  1. You really became quite a fav this year. I tried to watch the race but changed the channel to CSI Special Victims Unit and got caught up in the show and forgot to change back to watch the race, but thanks for the update and I'm sorry that Rosie didn't win, it would have been great if she had.

    1. Well the one thing nice about horse racing, it is all over in 2 minutes. Watch the video above and you have seen everything!

      Rosie is doing alright. Yeah one of the Triple Crowns are big deals, especially to us, the uninformed. She is rated 5th out of 1345, has a 2013 earnings of over $6 million, and a life time earnings of over $50 million. Not bad for a whippersnapper of 25. I think we are going to see big things from Rosie.

      Alicia, always an honor, thanks for stopping by and commenting.