There are lots of other things to see at Belmont besides the racing. Here are some miscellaneous and scenic photos for you to enjoy.
The trophies for the day just waiting for the winners. The large one in the middle is the Belmont trophy.
Edgar Prado puts the first signature on the giant get well card for Barbaro. He signed "Edgar Prado Love Forever".
Left - Edgar Prado poses in front of his signature. Right - Fans added their signatures to the card throughout the day.
Secretariat's owner Penney Chenery was there signing autographs at the Secretariat.com booth.
The police horses line up by the finish line before the start of the Belmont Stakes.
The blanket of carnations is carried out before the Belmont Stakes.
Jockey Richard Migliore had a big fan in the audience.
As usual the security was very tight on Belmont day with police everywhere, including the SWAT teams with machine guns and snipers on the roof.
Triple Crown quick links:
Top Kentucky Derby Contenders - my list of the top horses headed to the Derby with profiles for each with photos, stats, and link to more info like past performances and pedigree.
Analyzing the top 2013 Kentucky Derby contenders - My annual analysis of the top contenders to try and select a winner by matching each to the profile of a Kentucky Derby winner using many of the more popular angles and statistical trends. This year there were is a 3-way tie for the top spot: Goldencents, Normandy Invasion, and Overanalyze.
2013 Kentucky Derby And Oaks Security - New enhanced stricter rules will be enforced this year. Be sure to read the rules as many have changed and more things are banned. There will still be magnetic wand searches of all patrons and many things are no longer allowed. Check here to make sure you don't bring anything they will confiscate.
Review: Triple Crown Handicapper 2013 - by Jim Mazur. Includes lots of stats for all 3 races and explains how to use a system of statistically derived negative angles to eliminate the "bad" picks.
Review: Kentucky Derby Greatest Moments - Commemorative DVD from Churchill Downs with video from 27 different runnings along with interviews, photos, and historical info. Definitely recommended for any racing fan!
Review: Churchill Downs - America's Most Historic Racetrack by Kimberly Gatto. An entertaining and informative account of the history of the track and it's most famous race, the Kentucky Derby, with lots of photos. Definitely recommended.