Belmont Stakes 145

The 2013 Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park.

The Belmont Stakes blanket of carnations arrive for the big race June 8, 2013.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

Palace Malice and jockey Mike Smith are lead to the Belmont Park track for the 145th Belmont Stakes.

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And They're Off in the 2013 Belmont Stakes!

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

The field for the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes is on their way at Belmont Park on June 8, 2013.

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Photo: Chad Harmon

Palice Malice (#12) with Mike Smith up, Oxbow (#7) with Gary Stevens up, Orb (#5) with Joel Rosario up, and Incognito with Irad Ortiz Jr. up.

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Jockey Mike Smith guides Palace Malice past Jockey Gary Stevens and Oxbow.

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Palace Malice with Mike Smith up charges down the track, maintaining the lead.

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Palace Malice in the stretch!

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Palace Malice makes his move.

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Palace Malice in final strides with the competition close behind!

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Dogwood Stables' Palace Malice, with Mike Smith up, approaches the finish line.

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Palace Malice in the stretch, still in the lead.

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The finish line is in sight for Palace Malice and jockey Mike Smith.

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Palace Malice stretches out in the final strides of the Belmont Stakes.

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Palace Malice hits the wire...

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Palace Malice wins Belmont Stakes 145!

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Jockey Mike Smith is exultant after his Belmont Stakes victory aboard Palace Malice.

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Mike Smith raises his fists to celebrate his win in the third jewel of the triple crown.

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Palace Malice and Mike Smith head towards the winner's circle after winning the 145th Belmont Stakes.

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Preakness winner Oxbow and Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens return after finishing second in the Belmont Stakes.

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Incognito and Irad Ortiz Jr. return after finishing fourth in the Belmont Stakes.

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A delighted Cot Campbell leads Palace Malice toward the winner's circle after winning the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes.

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Jockey Mike Smith sits atop Palace Malice after winning the 2013 Belmont Stakes. They are met by trainer Todd Pletcher as Cot Campbell leads them to the winner's circle.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Palace Malice and Mike Smith are circled in the Belmont Park winner's circle.

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Jockey Mike Smith kisses the sky as he holds the winner's trophy for his victory aboard Palace Malice in the Belmont Stakes.

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Jockey Mike Smith, left, and owner Cot Campbell lift the winner's trophy after Palace Malice won the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes June 8, 2013 at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.

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Trainer Todd Pletcher hoists the Belmont Stakes trophy with winning jockey Mike Smith to his left and owner Cot Campbell to his right.

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Mike Smith can't hide his happiness after winning the Belmont Stakes.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

Palace Malice and Mike Smith write history and close out an exciting 2013 Triple Crown season.

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Palace Malice - Special Edition Winner's Print

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