The Belmont Stakes is the third jewel of the Triple Crown. Horses must win the race along with the earlier Kentucky Derby and Preakness stakes to claim the coveted title.
But it all comes down to timing. Even if a horse wins the first two jewels, mere milliseconds could keep it from getting the trophy in the end.
In honor of the 150th Belmont Stakes on June 9, get to know the 10 fastest race winners, three of which claimed the Triple Crown.