Palace Malice rides to victory in Belmont Stakes

Photo by Christina Santucci

Longshot Palace Malice and jockey Mike Smith rode to victory in the 145th Belmont Stakes Saturday in Belmont Park.

Owned by Cot Campbell’s Dogwood Stable, Palace Malice was victorious with 3 ¼ of a length, beating Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner and 2-1 favorite Orb in the 1 ½-mile “Test of the Champion.”

Palace Malice, whose odds of winning were 13-1 at the start, returned $29.60 for a $2 win bet, and earned $600,000 for Dogwood Stable and its 85-year-old president, Campbell, according to NYRA.

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