The 154th Belmont Stakes on Saturday got here with no promise of a Triple Crown winner, however that wasn’t uncommon. It’s a uncommon horse that may win the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes and nonetheless arrive at the Belmont in high kind. Only 13 horses have gained all three races.
Rich Strike, the long-shot winner of the Kentucky Derby, wasn’t entered in the Preakness final month, ending his probability at the Triple Crown. But he was again for the Belmont, and followers stuffed the grounds for the probability to see him add one other victory to his Triple Crown résumé.
In the finish, it was Mo Donegal who surged to the entrance of the eight-horse subject to win the race often called the Test of the Champion due to its grueling mile and a half size.
Our photographers, Haiyun Jiang, Desiree Rios and Uli Seit, have been at Belmont Park to seize the power of the day, each equine and human.