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5:01 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

A Field of 14 Set for Belmont Stakes in Rain-Soaked New York

A wet track is expected for tomorrow’s running of the Belmont Stakes in New York.  The area has been getting soaked by the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea.

A field of 14 is entered for the final leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.

It’s the largest Belmont field since 1996,and as was the case that year, there is no triple crown on the line.

Kentucky Derby winner Orb was set as the early favorite at 3-1.     Preakness champ Oxbow will compete with early odds of 5-1.

Just as he did in the Kentucky Derby, trainer Todd Pletcher has five starters in the Belmont.

After sitting out the Preakness, Pletcher returns with third-place Derby finisher Revolutionary, two other Derby runners in Palace Malice and Overanalyze, and two fresh faces in Midnight Taboo and the filly Unlimited Budget.

Unlimited Budget will be ridden by Rosie Napravnik.  She’ll become the first female to ride in all three Triple Crown races in the same year.

Post time at Belmont Park is 6:20pm.