The Triple Crown moved to New York for the Belmont Stakes.
Photo: Chad Harmon
The day begins at Belmont Park.
Photo: Rick Samuels
Heading to the track for training.
Photo: Skip Dickstein
Trainer Kathy Ritvo kept Mucho Mach Man in focus.
Stay Thirsty was just a blur.
Preakness winner Shackleford made himself at home.
His trainer, Dale Romans, stood out in a crowd.
Owner Ahmed Zayat offered up some love for Nehro.
Tom Albertrani kept a watchful eye on his charge
Master of Hounds arrived from Europe, and became the buzz horse.
Derby winner Animal Kingdom was not impressed.
Animal Kingdom's trainer, Graham Motion seemed to be taking things a little more seriously.
The heat was the big story early in the week, as racing was cancelled on Thursday.
But, Belmont morning was cool, cloudy, and rainy.
Rain, rain, go away.
Now, that's a squeegee.
Great weather…for ducks.
Photographers set up for the winning shot.
Photo: Mathea Kelley
Early arrivers finalize plans for the big day.
Jockeys showed off their form in the morning, for a good cause.
A birdseye view of the Belmont.
Photo: Joy Leonard
Secretariat is ready to welcome a new Belmont winner to the club.
Dressed for success?
Did anyone see my jockey?
The day looks pretty perfect from here.
Here I am.
East Side, West Side, all around the town.
Things to be thankful for - NYRA allows umbrellas.
The faces of Belmont day:
It's Tricky got the Stakes action started with an upset win in the Acorn (gr. I) over heavily favored Turbulent Descent.
Trappe Shot dominated the True North (gr. II), winning by 8 1/2 lengths.
The Woody Stephens (gr. I) belonged to Justin Phillip.
C. S. Silk played catch me if you can in the Just a Game (gr. IT), no one could.
Mission Approved led all the way to take the Manhattan (gr. IT)
Photo: Dave Harmon
Jose Espinoza was all smiles after the Manhattan.
Next up, the main event.
I think I see them coming.
Did he get there?
The Belmont winner will soon be clear.
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