Longshot pulls off upset at Belmont Stakes

Jockey Mike Smith rides Drosselmeyer to win the 142nd running of the Belmont Stakes ahead of Ramon Dominguez atop First Dude at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Saturday, June 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

June 5, 2010 4:17:46 PM PDT
Drosselmeyer has pulled off an upset in the Belmont Stakes, seizing the lead in the stretch and giving Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott his first win in a Triple Crown race. Sent off at odds of 13-1, Drosselmeyer defeated Fly Down by three-quarters of a length. Preakness runner-up First Dude was third after setting the pace for most of the 1 1/2-miles.

Drosselmeyer also gave jockey Mike Smith his first Belmont win in his 13th try.

The 3-year-old colt owned by WinStar Farm won in 2:31.57. Ice Box finished ninth as the 9-5 favorite for trainer Nick Zito in the 12-horse field.