2014 Belmont Stakes Day Sights

People, horses, and scenes that make Belmont Stakes Day unique.

The crowd came out for Belmont Stakes 146.

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was it on account of a Love of New York?

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or maybe on account of a love of a horse,

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and a desire to see a "Triple Chrome."

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Some folks who really know what the Triple Crown is about, Ron Turcotte, Jean Cruguet, and Steve Cauthen.

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You know what they say, bet early, bet often.

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Pssst... I got a tip for you.

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Painting some Chrome, Susan Sommer-Luarca, horse racing artist in the paddock.

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Getting a peek at the action.

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The nasal strip controversy seems to have grown.

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You sure that you want to be seen with him?

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Forgot your hat? No need to panic, many styles are available, including some in familiar colors.

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Or, maybe you need a whole new wardrobe.

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All dressed up and some place to be.

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Showing their true colors.

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A common sentiment at Belmont Park on June 7.
 

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Did this guy take a wrong turn somewhere?

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Looks good enough to eat, and for a good cause, the Racetrack Chaplaincy.

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Music to soothe the savage beast?

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I'm pretty sure that "Cali Chrome" just suggested that he should call the horses to the post.

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This guy is everywhere.

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Just a day at the office.

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Kid Cruz finished last in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), behind California Chrome.

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He found the Easy Goer Stakes more to his liking, rolling home late for an impressive win.

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Micromanage (left) held a late lead in the 1 1/2 mile Brooklyn Invitational (gr. II), but Norumbega was charging.

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And Norumbega got the win by a neck over Micromanage, with Cat Burglar another 1/2 length behind in third.

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A happy Stuart Janney leads his horse Norumbega into the Winner's Circle.

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In the Winner's Circle after the Brooklyn.

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Happiness is a full grandstand.

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They went fast early in the Jaipur Invitational (gr. IIIT) on the turf, which allowed Undrafted to make the winning late move.

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He was in complete control as they passed the wire.

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Smile for the camera.

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Mike Battaglia prepares to make his picks for NBC.

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Jockey Joe Bravo

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Jockey Mike Smith

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The Woody Stephens (gr. II) was supposed to be a well-matched field of 3-year-old sprinters, but no one told Bayern.

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Bayern completely controlled the race, winning by 7 1/2 lengths.

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Looks like neither Bayern, nor Gary Stevens broke a sweat.

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Bayern: Number 1 three-year-old Sprinter?

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It was a sweet finish in the TVG Acorn Stakes (gr. I), with Sweet Whiskey on the inside, and Sweet Reason on the outside.

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It was Sweet Reason who got by for the victory.

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High Fives all around for the Sweet Reason crowd.

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Sweet Reason and Irad Ortiz, Jr. looking good for the picture.

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Sweet Reason cools off after her win.

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Let's play Paddock Pass smorgasbord. Can you make a match?

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The Ogden Phipps Stakes (gr. I) delivered as promised.

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Close Hatches (center) got the victory over Princess of Sylmar, with Antipathy (inside) in third, and Beholder in fourth.

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A fist pump from Joel Rosario as he and Close Hatches are escorted to the Winner's Circle.

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Trainer Bill Mott, left, with Juddmonte rep Garrett O'Rourke enjoy Close Hatches' win. She is now 3 for 3 in 2014.

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Go, go, go, go, go.

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It was a day of close finishes, but none was closer than the Longines Just A Game Stakes (gr. IT).

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As Coffee Clique just held off the hard-charging Strathnaver for the win.

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Trainer Brian Lynch and jockey Javier Castellano find something to smile about in Coffee Clique's victory.

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Palace Malice returned to the site of his Belmont Stakes triumph,

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and delivered another grade I performance in the Met Mile.

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Owner Cot Campbell leads Palace Malice and John Velazquez into the Winner's Circle.

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Wait, are you sure that everyone is here?

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Knob Creek the perfect companion for watching the Knob Creek Manhattan.

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Real Solution found his finishing kick in the Knob Creek Manhattan Stakes (gr. IT),

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to the delight of owner Ken Ramsey, and all the other Ramseys.

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Javier Castellano and Real Solution, deserving Manhattan winners.

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A whole lotta love on display.

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The Belmont Stakes Colors, ready to be unfurled.

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