On a windy day at Belmont Park, 18 year-old Fernando Jara rode Jazel to the horse's 2nd win ever. Jara was the youngest jockey to win the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown, since 1978 when Steve Cauthen rode Affirmed to the Triple Crown. 1978 also happened to be the last time the Triple Crown was won. Only 61,168 were on hand to witness the day's races. Despite the small crowd on hand, $8,958,323 was bet on races throughout the day.
Also at Belmont was a 72' wide x 9' tall get-well card for Barbaro, the Kentucky Derby winner who broke his leg at the Preakness. The first person to sign the card was Barbaro jockey Edgar Prado. Prado came in 11th in the Stakes atop Deputy Glitters.
Photos by Tien Mao