2009 Belmont Stakes

Summer Bird wins Belmont, Borel denied personal Triple Crown.

And they're off…

Photo: Adam Coglianese

…in the 141st Belmont Stakes.

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There were no problems leaving the gate as all the horses got off to a clean start.

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Heading for the final stretch the favorite, Mine That Bird (center), shared the lead with Charitable Man (right), with Summer Bird coming on strong on the far outside.

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Summer Bird (far left) had an impressive stretch run as he continued to pull away from the rest of the field.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Summer Bird wins the 141st Belmont Stakes in impressive fashion.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Summer Bird's jockey Kent Desormeaux began celebrating.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Photo: Rick Samuels

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Rick Samuels

Photo: Dave Harmon

Photo: Dave Harmon

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Photo: Dave Harmon

Photo: Dave Harmon

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Rick Samuels

Summer Bird and his connections head to the winner's circle.

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Summer Bird and his connections in the winner's circle.

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Jockey Kent Desormeaux is enjoying the moment as he raises the trophy.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Rick Samuels

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