Scenes from Belmont Stakes

Palace Malice sprinted to a decisive win at the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown. Click to see scenes from the day.

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Jockey Mike Smith, left, and Cot Campbell, President of Dogwood Stables, hold the Belmont Stakes trophy in the winner's circle after Smith rode Palace Malice to win the Belmont Stakes horse race.
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Palace Malice, ridden by jockey Mike Smith, crosses the finish line to win the the 145th Belmont Stakes horse race at Belmont Park Saturday, June 8, 2013. Click to see more photos from the race.
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Palace Malice #12 ridden by Mike Smith was followed by Oxbow #7 ridden by Gary Stevens and and Orb #5 ridden by Joel Rosario.
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Veteran jockey Mike Smith told NBC Sports that his long shot colt was "just enjoying the trip, sucking all the air in" on a fast track that had dried up after a day and night of pounding rain.
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Jockey Mike Smith, left, and Cot Campbell, President of Dogwood Stables, hold the Belmont Stakes trophy in the winner's circle. The colt's victory over 13 other horses gave renowned trainer Todd Pletcher his second Belmont win.
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Jockey Mike Smith sits atop Palace Malice in the winners circle. Fourteen horses were going for the win. It was the largest field for the race since 1996.
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Celebrities and race fans alike arrived for the 145th Belmont Stakes race. Cody Dillabough, left, cheers as Chris Weidner, center and Brandon Engelhardt, right, watch the first race at Belmont Park.
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Horses break from the gate for the start of the final race.
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An outrider waits in the tunnel before the post parade for a race at Belmont Park. A large field of 3-year-olds ran in the $1 million Belmont Stakes.
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Jockey Gary Stevens and Oxbow are lead out to the track prior to the start of the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes. Oxbow briefly took the lead at the half-mile mark, but fell back on the final stretch.
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Gabriella Campana, right, and Arielle Boyle, left, react during a horse race at Belmont Park Saturday, June 8, 2013. The attendance capacity of Belmont Park is 85,000-90,000.
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Patrons watch the 5th race during the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park. The Belmont Stakes, to be run for the 145th time, is the oldest, longest and the most grueling of the Triple Crown races.
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The mile-and-a-half sprint at New York’s Belmont Park requires more stamina than either the 1 1/4-mile Kentucky Derby or the 1 3/16-mile Preakness Stakes, which produced different winners this year, eliminating any chance of a sweep.
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Mike Califano, right, of Valley Stream, N.Y., wears a costumed horse head while talking to friends at Belmont Park, Saturday, June 8, 2013.
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The race 1.5 miles. It is the longest of any Triple Crown race and has proven too demanding for some of the most promising competitors, earning it the nickname the “Test of Champions.”
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A woman wearing a hat attends the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 8, 2013
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Jockey Rosie Napravnik, aboard Whatabouthonor, gets ready for the second race at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Belmont, N.Y.
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1,000,000 dollars will be divvied up among Belmont's top finishers. $600,000 will go to the champion, $200,000 to the runner up, $110,000 to the third place winner, $60,000 to the fourth place winner and $30,000 to the fifth place winner.
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Patrons bet on a horse race during the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 8, 2013 in Belmont, New York.
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Two women are silhouetted against a window featuring race horses at Belmont Park. Fourteen horses were going for a chunk of the $1 million purse. It was the largest field for the race since 1996.
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Annalise Kolenda, 11, of Southborough, Mass. wears a hat while on the grounds at Belmont Park.
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Power Broker, ridden by jockey Rosie Napravnik, approaches the finish line to win the sixth race at Belmont Park in Belmont, N.Y., Saturday, June 8, 2013.
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Jockey Rosie Napravnik poses in the winner's circle aboard Power Broker after finishing first in the sixth race at Belmont Park.
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A woman wearing a hat attends the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 8, 2013 in Elmont, New York.
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A woman wearing a hat attends the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park.
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A fan looks on during the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park.
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A woman walks over a mat with the Belmont Park logo before the Belmont Stakes horse race.
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A woman wearing a hat attends the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 8, 2013 in Belmont, New York.
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Nicole Poolman, left, Rosa Carrefour, center, and Stephanie Holtz, right, pose for a photograph by a friend before the Belmont Stakes horse race at Belmont Park.
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