|Published:||Jun 06, 2010 1:44 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 05, 2010 10:44 PM EDT|
NEW YORK (AP) - 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.