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2013 Belmont Stakes Entries

Date: 06/05/2013

A field of 14 will face the starter in the 145th running of the $1 million Belmont Stakes (G1) on Saturday June 8, the final leg of the Triple Crown. Kentucky Derby winner Orb drew post 5 and is the 3-1 favorite on the morning line. Back for a rematch is Preakness winner Oxbow, who drew post 7 and is the third choice at 5-1. Also back from the Kentucky Derby are second place finisher Golden Soul and third place finisher (post 14 at 10-1) Revolutionary (post 9 at 9-2).

Orb's trainer Shug McGaughey said, "I just didn't want to get down on the inside where maybe we might get stuck around the first turn, like we sort of did in the Preakness. I said middle, and that's pretty much the middle."

The morning line second choice is Louisiana Derby winner Revolutionary, who is one of 5 horses entered by trainer Todd Pletcher along with Overanalyze (3), Midnight Taboo (8), Palace Malice (12), and the filly Unlimited Budget (13). Pletcher said, "We were kind of hoping Unlimited Budget would draw toward the outside. I think Palace Malice, maybe, will show some speed, so we're happy to be outside of Freedom Child and Oxbow."

D. Wayne Lukas, trainer of Preakness winner Oxbow, said, "I think we overanalyze [the post position draw] a lot. It's nice for the press to have something to write about today, but, really, at a mile and a half with that long run and the sweeping turns, we have a tendency to overanalyze the post position draw. I'm more concerned about who is around me and what they're going to do than what gate we got."

Post time for the Belmont Stakes will be at 6:36pm Eastern and it will be race 11 on a 13 race card. It will be televised on NBC from 5-7pm EDT, with the undercard stakes shown on NBC Sports Network from 3-5pm, as well as a post race show from 7-7:3pm.

Below are the horses entered for the 2013 Belmont Stakes with post positions and morning line odds. Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo. Free past performances are available from Belmont Park and Daily Racing Form here and from here (look for any of the Pletcher horses).

Triple Crown quick links:

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Who will win the 2013 Belmont?

Frac Daddy
Freedom Child
Giant Finish
Golden Soul
Midnight Taboo
Palace Malice
Unlimited Budget
Will Take Charge

PostHorseTrainerDosageJockeyM/L Odds
1Frac DaddyKen McPeek2.33  Alan Garcia30-1
2Freedom ChildTom Albertrani4.09  Luis Saez8-1
3OveranalyzeTodd Pletcher3.00  *John Velazquez12-1
4Giant FinishTony Dutrow1.59  Edgar Prado30-1
5OrbShug McGaughey3.21  Joel Rosario3-1
6IncognitoKiaran McLaughlin3.00  Irad Ortiz Jr.20-1
7OxbowD. Wayne Lukas2.50  Gary Stevens5-1
8Midnight TabooTodd Pletcher3.00  Garrett Gomez30-1
9RevolutionaryTodd Pletcher3.00  Javier Castellano9-2
10Will Take ChargeD. Wayne Lukas3.33  Jon Court20-1
11VyjackRudy Rodriguez1.80  Julien Leparoux20-1
12Palace MaliceTodd Pletcher2.64  Mike Smith15-1
13Unlimited BudgetTodd Pletcher3.00  Rosie Napravnik8-1
14Golden SoulDallas Stewart1.92  Robby Albarado10-1
Note: All horses carry 126 lbs.

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