The Belmont Stakes can be the race that defines a horse's career. The mile and a half contest puts every bit of a horse's stamina, speed and heart to the test and has given racing fans some of the greatest, most iconic moments in the history of the sport.
From heartbreaking defeats to astonishing triumphs, the Belmont Stakes is the pinnacle of what makes horse racing such a riveting sport. Triple Crown dreams have been both actualized and shattered here, and some of the greatest rivalries in the game have been on display in the long stretch of Belmont Park.
With 145 installments of the Belmont Stakes in the record books, the race fondly dubbed the "Test of Champions" has accumulated some rich history. Here is a look at some of the greatest moments in Belmont Stakes history.