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Ruler On Ice wins Belmont Stakes

Updated: June 12, 2011, 8:34 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom nearly fell at the start. Preakness winner Shackleford faded in the stretch. The Belmont Stakes was up for grabs.

And it was 24-1 long shot Ruler On Ice who delivered a huge upset Saturday in the final leg of the Triple Crown, splashing his way to a three-quarter length victory over Stay Thirsty.

As expected, Shackleford led from the start but when the field of 12 turned for home in the 1½-mile Belmont, he tired in the muck ...

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