Orb http://wfpl.org en Palace Malice Wins Belmont Stakes http://wfpl.org/post/palace-malice-wins-belmont-stakes Palace Malice took charge on the turn for home and won the Belmont Stakes today, holding off Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb.<p> The win gave Todd Pletcher his second Belmont winner in six years, and vindicated the trainer's support of a 3-year-old who came into the final leg of the Triple Crown with only one win.<p> Palace Malice, who finished 12th in the Derby and skipped the Preakness, covered the 1½ miles in a slow 2:30.70 on a fast track following a 24-hour downpour.<p> Palace Malice, ridden by Mike Smith and sent off at odds of 13-1, returned $29.60, $11.20 and $6 Sat, 08 Jun 2013 22:59:12 +0000 Associated Press 5706 at http://wfpl.org Palace Malice Wins Belmont Stakes Orb the Early Favorite in Crowded Belmont Stakes Field http://wfpl.org/post/orb-early-favorite-crowded-belmont-stakes-field <p>Kentucky Derby winner Orb has been made the morning-line favorite in a field of 14 horses entered for the Saturday’s running of the Belmont Stakes.</p><p>Preakness winner Oxbow is the third choice in the largest Belmont field since 1996.</p><p>Orb is the 3-1 favorite and drew the No. 5 post for trainer Shug McGaughey. &nbsp; Oxbow is 5-1 after drawing the No. 7 post for trainer D. Wayne Lukas.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:50:49 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 5666 at http://wfpl.org Orb the Early Favorite in Crowded Belmont Stakes Field Orb is the Solid Favorite in Nine-Horse Preakness Field http://wfpl.org/post/orb-solid-favorite-nine-horse-preakness-field <p></p><p>Despite a less-than-ideal post position draw, Kentucky Derby winner Orb remains the solid favorite for tomorrow’s &nbsp;<a href="http://www.preakness.com/">Preakness Stakes</a>, the second leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Orb is coming off a two-and-a-half length Derby victory and trainer </span>Shug<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>McGaughey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says he “couldn’t &nbsp;be more pleased” with the colt’s workouts over the past two weeks.</span></p> Fri, 17 May 2013 20:34:43 +0000 Rick Howlett 5450 at http://wfpl.org Orb is the Solid Favorite in Nine-Horse Preakness Field Kentucky Derby Winner Orb Draws Rail Position for Preakess Stakes http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-derby-winner-orb-draws-rail-position-preakess-stakes <p>Kentucky Derby winner Orb has drawn the rail in Saturday's Preakness and has been installed an overwhelming even-money favorite in the nine-horse race.</p><p>Orb will seek to keep alive his bid to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. Orb won the Derby by 2½ lengths as the betting favorite. The brown colt is looking for his sixth straight victory as part of the smallest Preakness field since 2007.</p><p>Govenor Charlie, trained by Bob Baffert, was added to the list Wednesday for the 1 3/16th-mile race.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 23:09:55 +0000 Associated Press 5413 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Derby Winner Orb Draws Rail Position for Preakess Stakes