Kent J. Desormeaux rides Summer Bird as he crosses the line first during the 141st Running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Racetrack in Elmont, New York.
And they're off...
The field break from the gate at the start of the 141st Running of the Belmont Stakes.
On his horse
Kent J. Desormeaux rides Summer Bird (L) takes the lead en route to winning the 141st Running of the Belmont Stakes.
Summer Bird (4) ridden by jockey Kent Desormeaux wins the 141st Running of the Belmont Stakes as Dunkirk (2) ridden by John Velasquez and Mine That Bird (7) ridden by Calvin Borel finish second and third.
Down the stretch
From left, Summer Bird, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Mine That Bird, ridden by Calvin Borel, and Dunkirk ridden by John R. Velazquez, race towards the finish line.
Claiming the win
Jockey Kent Desormeaux rides Summer Bird to win the the 141st running of the Belmont Stakes.
Time to party
Kent Desormeaux celebrates aboard Summer Bird after winning the 141st running of the Belmont Stakes.
Coming up short
Jockey Calvin Borel rides Mine That Bird after placing third in the 141st running of the Belmont Stakes.
Flowers for the champ
Jockey Kent Desormeaux celebrates winning the 141st Running of The Belmont Stakes atop Summer Bird.
Jockey Kent Desormeaux holds up the trophy as N.Y. Gov. David Paterson, left, and Summer Bird owner Vilasini Jayaraman, right, look on.