June 8, 2013, Belmont – Elmont, New York ~
Saturday, June 10
Post Time: 6:20PM EST
Purse: 1Million US
This year, there is no Triple Crown winner. Affirmed was the last Triple Crown winner in 1978. If Orb wins, he will be the first horse since Thunder Gulch in 1995 to win the first and last legs of the Triple Crown — Thunder Gulch was named the champion 3-year-old colt that year.
The 145th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes will feature a match between Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow, winners in the first two legs of the Triple Crown. In the Belmont, Orb attempts to rebound off a disappointing fourth place effort in the Preakness similar to the rebound Oxbow put forth when leading from start to finish following a sixth place showing in the Derby.