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Scenes from the Belmont Stakes

Scenes from in and around Belmont Park for the Belmont Stakes, where American Pharoah will go for the first Triple Crown since 1978.

A horse racing fan at Belmont Park in
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A horse racing fan at Belmont Park in Elmont, where crowds flocked to attend the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Race horses in the sixth race at Belmont
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Race horses in the sixth race at Belmont Park on the afternoon of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015. No. 2 March won the race.

Horse racing fans at Belmont Park in Elmont
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Horse racing fans at Belmont Park in Elmont for the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Horse racing fans at Belmont Park in Elmont
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Horse racing fans at Belmont Park in Elmont for the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Horse racing fans gather for the 147th running
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Horse racing fans gather for the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, Saturday June 6, 2015.

Horse racing fans at Belmont Park in Elmont
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Horse racing fans at Belmont Park in Elmont for the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Horse racing fans at Belmont Park in Elmont
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Horse racing fans at Belmont Park in Elmont for the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

A horse racing fan at Belmont Park in
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A horse racing fan at Belmont Park in Elmont, where fans flocked for the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Horse racing fans get in the spirit for
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Horse racing fans get in the spirit for the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, Saturday June 6, 2015.

Horse racing fans at Belmont Park in Elmont
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Horse racing fans at Belmont Park in Elmont for the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Horses at Belmont Park in Elmont for the
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Horses at Belmont Park in Elmont for the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Horse racing fans at Belmont Park in Elmont
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Horse racing fans at Belmont Park in Elmont for the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Left to right, Kelly Bobb of Lynbrook with
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Left to right, Kelly Bobb of Lynbrook with friends Ang Vermillian, Felicia Silver, Donna Walter and Lyn Gambina at the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Shannon Cogam, of Louisville, Kentucky, at the 147th
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Shannon Cogam, of Louisville, Kentucky, at the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont on Saturday June 6, 2015.

Horses in the tunnel at Belmont Park in
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Horses in the tunnel at Belmont Park in Elmont on the morning of the Belmont Stakes on June 6, 2015.

Charlaine Brotherson of Middle Island is dressed for
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Charlaine Brotherson of Middle Island is dressed for the occasion at Belmont Park in Elmont on the afternoon of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Race horses No. 2 March and No. 5
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Race horses No. 2 March and No. 5 Cinco Charlie fight for the lead in the third race at Belmont Park in Elmont on the afternoon of the Belmont Stakes on June 6, 2015. No. 2 March won the race.

at the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes
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at the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Belmont park in Elmont

Belmont Park escort ponies and riders are seen
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Belmont Park escort ponies and riders are seen on the track at the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Belmont Park in Elmont.

Race horses #2 March and #5 Cinco Charlie
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Race horses #2 March and #5 Cinco Charlie fight for the lead in the third race at Belmont Park on the afternoon of the Belmont Stakes, Jun3 6, 2015. #2 March won the race.

Eileen Ryan of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, checks the
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Eileen Ryan of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, checks the racing forum before the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park Race Track in Elmont, June 6, 2015

Fans watching the second race at the 147th
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Fans watching the second race at the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont June 6, 2015.

Fans catch T-shirts at the 147th running of
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Fans catch T-shirts at the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont June 6, 2015..

Horse racing fans at Belmont for the 147th
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Horse racing fans at Belmont for the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes Saturday June 6, 2015.

Horse racing fans at Belmont for the 147th
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Horse racing fans at Belmont for the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes Saturday June 6, 2015.

Horse racing fans at Belmont for the 147th
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Horse racing fans at Belmont for the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Chris French of Princeton, N.J., at Belmont for
Photo Credit: Newsday/ Alejandra Villa

Chris French of Princeton, N.J., at Belmont for the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Horse racing fans at Belmont for the 147th
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Horse racing fans at Belmont for the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Horse racing fans at Belmont for the 147th
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Horse racing fans at Belmont for the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes today Saturday, June 6, 2015.

A member of the Army Black Knights parachute
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A member of the Army Black Knights parachute team lands at Belmont Park before the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015 in Elmont.

Loriann Reinhard of Middle Village, Queens, and Jeff
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Loriann Reinhard of Middle Village, Queens, and Jeff Jensen of Connecticut enjoy a cigar hours before the race where Triple Crown challenger American Pharoah was looking to make history at Belmont Park Race Track in Elmont Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Dino MacDonald of Catharines, Canada, sports a triple
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Dino MacDonald of Catharines, Canada, sports a triple crown hours before the race where Triple Crown challenger American Pharoah was looking to make history at Belmont Park Race Track in Elmont Saturday, June 6, 2015.

A couple sitting together hours before the race
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A couple sitting together hours before the race where Triple Crown challenger American Pharoah was looking to make history at Belmont Park Race Track in Elmont Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Frankie Spano, his father, Carlo Spano, his fiancee,
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Frankie Spano, his father, Carlo Spano, his fiancee, Erin Daly, and son Vincent Spano wear Pharaoh hats hours before the race where Triple Crown challenger American Pharoah was looking to make history at Belmont Park Race Track in Elmont Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Candie Weiss of Thomson, Conn., looks through the
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Candie Weiss of Thomson, Conn., looks through the program before the race where Triple Crown challenger American Pharoah was looking to make history at Belmont Park Race Track in Elmont Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Candie Weiss of Thomson, Conn., and April Bodinizzo
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Candie Weiss of Thomson, Conn., and April Bodinizzo of Holden, Mass., check the program hours before the race where Triple Crown challenger American Pharoah sought to make history at Belmont Park Race Track in Elmont Saturday, June 6, 2015.

April Bodinizzo of Holden, Mass., before the race
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April Bodinizzo of Holden, Mass., before the race time where Triple Crown challenger American Pharoah sought to make history at Belmont Park Race Track in Elmont June 6, 2015.

Racegoers at the kiosks hours before the Belmont
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Racegoers at the kiosks hours before the Belmont Stakes in Elmont on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Race fans at Belmont Park on the morning
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Race fans at Belmont Park on the morning of the Belmont Stakes. They were there representing the Final Furlong Racing Stable on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Kristen Lucente of Massapequa and Brittany Derasmo of
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Kristen Lucente of Massapequa and Brittany Derasmo of Bethpage dressed for the occasion at Belmont Park on the morning of the Belmont Stakes. They were there representing the Final Furlong Racing Stable on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Edwin Callazo is dressed for the occasion with
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Edwin Callazo is dressed for the occasion with his America Pharoah hat at Belmont Park on the morning of the Belmont Stakes, on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Erin Daly of Lindenhurst with her America Pharoah
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Erin Daly of Lindenhurst with her America Pharoah hat at Belmont Park on the morning of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

A man at Belmont Park looks at racing
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A man at Belmont Park looks at racing forms before the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Belmont Park in Elmont.

A Belmont Stakes bugler performs before the 147th
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A Belmont Stakes bugler performs before the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Belmont Park in Elmont.

A bugler before the 147th running of the
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A bugler before the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Belmont Park in Elmont.

A woman in a fancy hat at the
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A woman in a fancy hat at the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Belmont Park in Elmont.

A woman in a fancy hat at the
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A woman in a fancy hat at the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Belmont Park in Elmont.

People arrive from the Long Island Rail Road
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People arrive from the Long Island Rail Road before the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

People arrive from the Long Island Rail Road
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People arrive from the Long Island Rail Road before the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, Saturday, June 6, 2015.

A view from Belmont Park on an overcast
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A view from Belmont Park on an overcast morning before the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015 in Elmont.

A fan passes a window at Belmont Park
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A fan passes a window at Belmont Park on Saturday morning before the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on June 6, 2015, in Elmont.

An LIRR train pulls out of the station
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An LIRR train pulls out of the station at Belmont Park on Saturday morning before the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on June 6, 2015, in Elmont.

Fans of American Pharoah before the 147th running
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Fans of American Pharoah before the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Belmont Park in Elmont.

A view from Belmont Park before the 147th
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A view from Belmont Park before the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Elmont.

Carolyn Scire from Warwick, Rhode Island, looks on
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Carolyn Scire from Warwick, Rhode Island, looks on from the track at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Scire has been at the Belmont Stakes every year since 1971 and has seen three Triple Crown wins.

A woman faces the track by the finish
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A woman faces the track by the finish line at Belmont Park on Saturday morning before the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on June 6, 2015, in Elmont.

A tractor grooms the track on Saturday morning
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A tractor grooms the track on Saturday morning before the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on June 6, 2015, in Elmont.

Past Triple Crown winners are commemorated at Belmont
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Past Triple Crown winners are commemorated at Belmont Park before the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Elmont.

A fan looks at a racing brochure at
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A fan looks at a racing brochure at Belmont Park on Saturday morning before the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on June 6, 2015 at Belmont Park in Elmont.

A view of the track and grandstand at
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A view of the track and grandstand at Belmont Park before the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Belmont Park in Elmont.

A view of the finish line at Belmont
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A view of the finish line at Belmont Park before the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Belmont Park in Elmont.

An empty Belmont racetrack waits for thousands of
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An empty Belmont racetrack waits for thousands of racing fans who are expected to arrive soon in Elmont for the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes. Cloudy skies and a couple of morning showers will give way to a warm, mostly sunny Saturday, including conditions for the Belmont Stakes when American Pharaoh goes for horse-racing's Triple Crown. June 6, 2015.

Triple Crown challenger American Pharoah disembarks from the
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Triple Crown challenger American Pharoah disembarks from the horse van at Barn 1 at Belmont Park Race Track in Elmont on June 2, 2015.

Trainer Bob Baffert walks Triple Crown challenger American
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Trainer Bob Baffert walks Triple Crown challenger American Pharoah in Barn 1 after his arrival at Belmont Park Race Track in Elmont June 2, 2015.

Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah arrives at Long
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Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah arrives at Long Island MacArthur Airport on June 2, 2015.

A Sheltair employee guides in the plane carrying
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A Sheltair employee guides in the plane carrying Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah as he arrives at Long Island MacArthur Airport on June 2, 2015.

Owner Ahmed Zayat watches from Barn 1 as
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Owner Ahmed Zayat watches from Barn 1 as Triple Crown challenger American Pharoah enters Belmont Park Race Track in Elmont June 2, 2015.

Trainer Bob Baffert stands next to Ahmed Zayat,
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Trainer Bob Baffert stands next to Ahmed Zayat, owner of Triple Crown challenger American Pharoah, as they wait forthe horse to disembark from the horse van at Barn 1 at Belmont Park Race Track in Elmont on June 2, 2015.

Mubtaahij prepares for his washing after his workouts
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Mubtaahij prepares for his washing after his workouts at Belmont Park Race Track in Elmont on June 2, 2015.

Horses work out on a soupy race track
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Horses work out on a soupy race track at Belmont Park in Elmont June 2, 2015.

Horses work out on a soupy race track
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Horses work out on a soupy race track at Belmont Park in Elmont June 2, 2015.

Horses work out on a soupy race track
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Horses work out on a soupy race track at Belmont Park in Elmont June 2, 2015.

Horses work out on a soupy race track
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Horses work out on a soupy race track at Belmont Park in Elmont June 2, 2015.

Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah arrives at Long
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Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah arrives at Long Island MacArthur Airport on June 2, 2015

Tractors prepare the track at Belmont Park in
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Tractors prepare the track at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 1, 2015.

Horses are seen in the stables at Belmont
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Horses are seen in the stables at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 1, 2015.

Raindrops cover the statue of Secretariat in the
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Raindrops cover the statue of Secretariat in the paddock at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 1, 2015.

A bird perches on Secretariat's plaque at a
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A bird perches on Secretariat's plaque at a monument to all 11 horses who have won the Triple Crown on the infield at Belmont Park on June 1, 2015.

A lone horse runs on the track at
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A lone horse runs on the track at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 1, 2015.

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