It's one thing to photographic the winners and losers at the wire, but it's infinitely more fascinating to take stock of the faces of the players both horse and human. Here's a close-up look at the stars of Belmont Stakes Day.
Golden Soul and Robby Albarado emerge from the shadows for the Belmont Stakes.
85-year-old Cot Campbell shortly after his Palace Malice stuns the Belmont field at 14-1.
A million-dollar smile in a million-dollar race from Palace Malice jockey Mike Smith.
Mike Smith (l), Todd Pletcher, and Cot Campbell bask in victory after the Belmont Stakes.
To look at Cornelio Velasquez, you'd never know he was the winner.
Trainer Shug McGaughey is as serious watching his runner on the undercard as he is saddling Orb for the Belmont.
You can't win 'em all. After piloting Power Broker to victory in the Easy Goer, jockey Rosie Napravnik and fellow filly Unlimited Budget finish sixth in the Belmont.
Jockey Garrett Gomez gives fans the thumbs up heading to the paddock to ride Hungry Island in the Just A Game. They finished third.
Is Mike Smith starting a new dance craze?
A pensive Gary Stevens prior to the Just A Game.
Julien Leparoux adjusts his equipment prior to the Just A Game.
Top mare Mizdirection before the Just A Game.
Edwin Maldonado prior to the Woody Stephens.
Declan's Warrior and Jose Lezcano are greeted by a less-than-happy Nick Zito after a second in the Woody Stephens.
Exercise rider Jennifer Patterson has a congratulatory hug for John Velazquez as Point of Entry looks on after the Manhattan.
Orb peaks over the lead pony in the Belmont post parade.
A dusty Julien Leparoux aboard Vyjack after finishing 8th in the Belmont.
Tanya Terranova greets Fast Bullet and Joel Rosario after a big win in the True North Handicap.
Allison McGaughey watches husband, trainer Shug McGaughey, saddle Point of Entry before the Manhattan.
Shug McGaughey's longtime right-hand man Buzzy Tenney accompanies Hungry Island in the paddock before the Just A Game.
John Velazquez and Point of Entry in the paddock before the Manhattan.
Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Joel Rosario return after finishing third in the Belmont.
Vyjack and trainer Rudy Rodriguez head to the post in the Belmont.
Wayne Catalano give Stephanie's Kitten a nose rub as owner Ken Ramsey leads his filly down victory lane after taking the Just A Game.
Rosie Napravnik and Power Broker are all business in the Easy Goer.
Twenty-one-year-old jockey Luis Saez won five races at Belmont on May 31.