Here is the hallowed ground where Man o’ War left the crowd in awe, breaking the American record while being eased under the wire—and where Secretariat pounded the dirt to thundering acclaim and scored a 31-length victory in world record time, while announcer Chic Anderson famously cackled, "He is moving like a tremendous machine!"

When the equine stars align, Triple Crown winners like Secretariat, Citation and Affirmed have baked themselves into superstardom. But even Belmont’s near-misses of Smarty Jones, Real Quiet, Silver Charm and last year’s California Chrome were the devastatingly thrilling events of their seasons.

From racing stats on every horse who’s ever started, to details on the lead jockeys who rode them to fame as well as the trainers and owners behind the magic scenes, enjoy the storied past of the Belmont Stakes, where historic decadence meets sporting innovation; absorb the glamour of past eras—while witnessing history in New York.

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