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Belmont Stakes behind the scenes pictures

The Belmont Stakes, first run in 1867, is the oldest of the Triple Crown events. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at preparation before the 149th running of the Belmont race on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

During workout week before the 49th Running of
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

During workout week before the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes, exercise riders and an outrider on the track at first light at Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Epicharis, one of the contenders in the 49th
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Epicharis, one of the contenders in the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes, out grazing with the company of assistant trainer Masaaki Minamida while other horses took to the track for their morning workout at Belmont Park Racetrack in Elmont Thursday, June 8, 2017. Reports Thursday say the horse is being treated for lameness.

During workout week before the 49th Running of
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

During workout week before the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes, exercise riders and an outrider on the track at first light at Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

During workout week before the 49th Running of
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

During workout week before the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes, exercise riders and an outrider on the track at first light at Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

During workout week before the 49th Running of
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

During workout week before the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes, exercise riders and an outrider on the track at first light at Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

During workout week before the 49th Running of
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

During workout week before the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes, exercise riders and an outrider on the track at first light at Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Workout week before the Belmont Stakes at Belmont
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Workout week before the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

During workout week before the 49th Running of
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

During workout week before the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes, exercise riders and an outrider on the track at first light at Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Outriders entering the track during the workout week
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Outriders enter the track during the workout week before the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes to get in a morning workout at Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Outriders and exercise riders leaving the track during
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Outriders and exercise riders leave the track during the workout week before the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes to get in a morning workout at Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont Thursday, June 8, 2017.

During workout week before the 49th Running of
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

During workout week before the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes, exercise riders and an outrider on the track at first light at Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Hollywood Handsome, one of the contenders in the
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Hollywood Handsome, one of the contenders in the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes, gets in his morning workout at Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Outriders and exercise riders leaving the track during
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Outriders and exercise riders leave the track during the workout week before the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes getsin his morning workout at Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Irish War Cry, one of the contenders in
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Irish War Cry, one of the contenders in the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes, gets in his morning workout at Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Epicharis, one of the contenders in the 49th
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Epicharis, one of the contenders in the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes, out grazing with the company of assistant trainer Masaaki Minamida while other horses took to the track for their morning workout at Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont Thursday, June 8, 2017. Reports Thursday said Epicharis is being treated for lameness before the big race Saturday.

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