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Belmont Stakes 2013

Elizabeth Phillips attends the 145 running of the

Elizabeth Phillips attends the 145 running of the Belmont Statkes in Elmont, NY. (June 8, 2013). Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

Hours before the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes, Belmont Park was drenched by remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea. Then the sky cleared, and the sand track started drying. Spectators in Elmont turned out in outrageous hats. And Palace Malice, a 13-1 shot, and jockey Mike Smith beat Kentucky Derby winner Orb, the favorite, and Preakness winner Oxbow.

Mike Smith celebrates with Palace Malice as they
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Mike Smith celebrates with Palace Malice as they make their way to the winners circle at the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes. They won by 3 1/4 lengths on a fast track. (June 8, 2013)

Palace Malice and jockey Mike Smith take to
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Palace Malice and jockey Mike Smith take to the winners circle at the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes. The 3-year-old dark bay colt won for the second time in eight career starts and for the first time beyond 6 1/2 furlongs. The jockey, 47, won his second Belmont Stakes. (June 8, 2013)

Trumpeter Ryan Resky sounds the start of the
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Trumpeter Ryan Resky sounds the start of the third race, Maiden Special Weight, at Belmont Park. (June 8, 2013)

Two women photograph the scene at Belmont Park,
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Two women photograph the scene at Belmont Park, during the Belmont Stakes in Elmont. ( June 8, 2013)

Jennifer Nowicki of New York attends the running
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Jennifer Nowicki of New York attends the running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont. (June 8, 2013) (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Elizabeth Phillips attends the 145 running of the
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Elizabeth Phillips attends the 145 running of the Belmont Statkes in Elmont, NY. (June 8, 2013).

A woman enjoys a drink at the 145
Photo Credit: Newsday J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

A woman enjoys a drink at the 145 running of the Belmont Statkes in Elmont, NY. (June 8, 2013).

Cassondra Funk attends the 145 running of the
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Cassondra Funk attends the 145 running of the Belmont Statkes in Elmont, NY. (June 8, 2013).

For some, the Belmont Stakes offers a chance
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For some, the Belmont Stakes offers a chance to see and be seen -- in hats with personality. (June 8, 2013)

The Belmont Stakes is a good bet for
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The Belmont Stakes is a good bet for showing off hats chosen for individuality, creativity and whimsy. (June 8, 2013)

Hats off to this Belmont Stakes spectator, whose
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Hats off to this Belmont Stakes spectator, whose spirits won't be dampened by the previous day's storms. (June 8, 2013)

Spectators watch as horses approach the finish line
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Spectators watch as horses approach the finish line during a race at Belmont Park. (June 8, 2013)

Security was tighter -- no large purses, backpacks,
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Security was tighter -- no large purses, backpacks, for instance -- at the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes, but spectators were allowed to hang on to the tradition of fabulous and outrageous hats. (June 8, 2013)

Racing fans watch as a horse is paraded
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Racing fans watch as a horse is paraded through the paddock at Belmont Park. (June 8, 2013)

Gabriella Campana, right, and Arielle Boyle cheer during
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Gabriella Campana, right, and Arielle Boyle cheer during a race at Belmont Park. (June 8, 2013)

Rosie Napravnik cools down Power Broker after their
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Rosie Napravnik cools down Power Broker after their win in the Easy Goer Stakes at Belmont Park. A few hours later, Napravnik rode Unlimited Budget in the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first female jockey to ride in all three Triple Crown races in the same year. (June 8, 2013)

Amanda Lederer of Oyster Bay wears a fanciful
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Amanda Lederer of Oyster Bay wears a fanciful hat for the running of the 145th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont. (June 8, 2013)

Amanda Koehler of Orlando, Fla., left, and Christen
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Amanda Koehler of Orlando, Fla., left, and Christen O'Connell of Babylon show off their hats at the running of the 145th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont. (June 8, 2013)

Sabrina Fecteau shows of her stylish hat at
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Sabrina Fecteau shows of her stylish hat at the running of the 145th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont. (June 8, 2013)

Cassondra Funk poses with her fancy hat for
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Cassondra Funk poses with her fancy hat for the running of the 145th Belmont Steaks at Belmont Park in Elmont. (June 8, 2013)

Racing fans watch as horses are led on
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Racing fans watch as horses are led on the track before the 145th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont. (June 8, 2012)

From left, Nicole Poolman, Rosa Carrefour and Stephanie
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From left, Nicole Poolman, Rosa Carrefour and Stephanie Holtz pose for a photograph by a friend before the running of the 145th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont. (June 8, 2013)

Women in fancy hats filled Belmont Park for
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Women in fancy hats filled Belmont Park for the running of the 145th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont. (June 8, 2013)

A couple overlooks the track at the running
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A couple overlooks the track at the running of the 145th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont. (June 8, 2013)

Spectators take pictures at the Belmont Stakes at
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Spectators take pictures at the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont. (June 8, 2013)

New York City resident Annie Kyrke and Linda
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New York City resident Annie Kyrke and Linda Dill of Albany attend the running of the 145th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont. (June 8, 2013)

One woman wore a black blouse embellished with
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One woman wore a black blouse embellished with horses for the running of the 145th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont. (June 8, 2013)

Cody Dillabough, third from left, cheers as Chris
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Cody Dillabough, third from left, cheers as Chris Weidner, center, and Brandon Engelhardt watch the first race at Belmont Park in Elmont. (June 8, 2013)

Dehere of the Cat (No. 6), ridden by
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Dehere of the Cat (No. 6), ridden by Cornelio Velasquez, wins the first race at Belmont Park in Elmont. (June 8, 2013)

Jockey Rosie Napravnik, aboard Whatabouthonor, gets ready for
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Jockey Rosie Napravnik, aboard Whatabouthonor, gets ready for the second race at Belmont Park in Elmont. Napravnik, the sole female jockey who will ride the sole filly, Unlimited Budget, in the Belmont Stakes, said she’s ready for the big race. She was to become the first female jockey to ride in all three Triple Crown races in the same year. (June 8, 2013)

Pony rider Moreceo Olnoa sits with his horse
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Pony rider Moreceo Olnoa sits with his horse in the tunnel at Belmont Park in Elmont as they await the next race. (June 8, 2013)

The famous statue of Secretariat in the paddock
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The famous statue of Secretariat in the paddock is adorned with flowers for the running of the 145th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont. (June 8, 2013)

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