Long-Shot Wins the Belmont Stakes

June 11, 2011 Updated Jun 11, 2011 at 7:54 PM EDT

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Long-Shot Wins the Belmont Stakes

June 11, 2011 Updated Jun 11, 2011 at 7:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK, NY (WKBW/ESPN) - It was a muddy running of the 143rd Belmont Stakes Saturday, the third jewel in the Triple Crown, where Ruler On Ice won in a big upset.

Ruler took the lead from Preakness winner Shackleford in the final stretch, after Shackleford lead from the start.

Shackleford finished fifth, while Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom finished sixth after a bumpy start that nearly tossed jockey John Velazquez from the horse.

Stay Thirsty placed second, while Brilliant Speed posted a third place finish.