Trainer Todd Pletcher stacked over 1/3 of the field for the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes with his record-tying five entries. He held all of his horses out of the Preakness to prepare for this race. He brought his family including his father, wife and children, out to the track to hopefully celebrate a victory with him. And they were able to do just that as his strategies paid off. His 13-1 underdog Palace Malice, who had just one win before the Belmont Stakes, took home the victory for the trainer and owner Cot Campbell.
There’s one thing for sure heading into this Belmont Stakes - trainer Todd Pletcher is aiming to bring home his 3rd victory in a Triple Crown race. The Texas native is sending 5 horses to compete in the grueling 1 ½ mile race this Saturday.
Kentucky Derby winner Orb will be the favorite in another 2013 Triple Crown race Saturday, in a field of only 14 horses following Always in a Tiz’s withdrawal from the race on Tuesday night. The 3-1 favorite, Orb will start out of the fifth position, two gates down from Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow who drew the seventh position.