PHOTOS: Belmont Stakes’ most colorful characters

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Sure, the horses are the stars of the show during the annual Belmont Stakes. But so, too, are the colorful characters who descend on the Elmont, N.Y., track to cheer on the equines in high-fashion.

Click through the photo gallery above to see┬ásome of the best hats, costumes and enthusiasm from Belmont years’ past.