13-1 shot Palace Malice surprised the 14-horse field Saturday, winning the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, in New York.
Running a slow 2:30.7 on the one-and-a-half mile track, just hours after Tropical Storm Andrea had swept through the area, Palace Malice outpaced Preakness winner Oxbow, who finished second, and Kentucky Derby champ Orb, who placed third.
Palace Malice is owned by Cot Campbell, was trained by Todd Pletcher, and was ridden by Mike Smith. The horse paid $29.60, $11.20 and $6.70.
The outcome marks the 35th consecutive year without a Triple Crown winner.