A Look at the Belmont Stakes

A look at some of the horses and preparations leading up to the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes.

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Exercise rider Carlos Rosas rides Nehro during a morning training session in preparation for the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 9.
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Exercise rider Dane Noel rides Prime Cut during a morning training session in preparation for the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 9, 2011.
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Horses make their way onto the track for a morning training session in preparation for the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 9, 2011.
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Viscount Nelson gets a bath after a morning training session.
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Master of Hounds, with exercise rider Pat Lillis, heads onto the track during a morning training session.
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Master of Hounds, with exercise rider Pat Lillis up, gallops on the track during a morning training session.
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Santiva, ridden by Brendan Walsh, runs on the track during a morning training session.
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Master of Hounds has a bath after a morning training session.
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Brilliant Speed looks on during a bath after a morning training session.
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Exercise rider Dane Noel rides Prime Cut during a morning training session.
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Animal Kingdom waits in the starting gate during a morning training session at Belmont Park.
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Animal Kingdom gets a bath after a morning training session in preparation for the Belmont Stakes.
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Animal Kingdom is held by Assistant Trainer Dave Rock during a bath after a training session.
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Horses and exercise riders work on the track during a morning training session in preparation for the Belmont Stakes.
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