Rags to Riches
Rags to Riches 
Since its inaugural running in 1867, 1,046 horses have started in the Belmont Stakes. Its winners have hailed from Kentucky, New York, Maryland, Texas, and Montana as well as from England and Ireland, and range in color from black to brown and gray to chestnut. It takes a special three-year-old to win this longest and oldest of the Triple Crown races, which has tripped up 19 who have tried to add the Belmont to victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. Only one gelding – Crème Fraiche in 1985 – has won, while in 2007, Rags to Riches became the third of her sex and first in 102 years to take the 1½ mile “Test of the Champion.”

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