Belmont Stakes 2007

Rags to Riches beats the favorite, Curlin, to win the 2007 Belmont Stakes.

"And they're off…"

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

...in the 139th Belmont Stakes.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Rags to Riches (far left) stumbles out of the gate.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Rags to Riches recovers and the field charges ahead.

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

The field passes by the clubhouse.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Around the first turn it's CP West with the lead.

Photo: Rick Samuels

The field begins the trip down the backstretch.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Slew's Tizzy in the lead with CP West and Hard Spun close behind.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Approaching the next turn.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Rags to Riches begins to make her move coming around the final turn.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

The field looks even heading into the final stretch.

Photo: Mike Corrado

Rags to Riches begins to move in from the far outside.

Photo: Mike Corrado

Rags to Riches and Curlin begin to break away from the rest of the Belmont Stakes contenders.

Photo: Dave Harmon

Rags to Riches and Curlin begin their battle as Tiago tries to keep up.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Step for step.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Rags to Riches and Curlin separate themselves from the field.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

The filly continues to fight.

Photo: Barbara D. Livingston

A fight to the finish.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Rags to Riches and Curlin never give up.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

It's too close to call as the horses approach the finish line.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Rags to Riches leaves it all on the track.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Curlin (inside) gives one last push.

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

Rags to Riches finishes strong….

Photo: Dave Harmon

…and wins the 2007 Belmont Stakes!!

Photo: Rick Samuels

Winning jockey John Velazquez begins to celebrate.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Rags to Riches, the first filly since 1905 to win the Belmont Stakes.

Photo: Barbara D. Livingston

On her way to the winner's circle.

Photo: Mike Corrado

Trainer Todd Pletcher gets his first Triple Crown victory.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

The Rags to Riches team lifts the trophy in celebration.

Photo: Mike Corrado

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