Fashionable fans spotted at Belmont Stakes racetrack

Chestnut Colt California Chrome has already won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. All that’s left is the Belmont Stakes. (6/7/14)

ELMONT - Thousands of horseracing fans headed to Belmont Park Saturday afternoon for a chance at witnessing sports history.

Elo McLaughlin, of Crown Point, said she left early in the morning to make sure she beat the crowds at Belmont.

"We got up at 7 a.m. this morning and drove here because we wanted to make sure we didn't wait long in any lines," she told News 12 Long Island.

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Many at the racetrack wore their most fashionable hats for the occasion. Whether borrowed from a friend or handmade, the crowd's array of hats did not disappoint.

Over 100,000 people showed up to witness the event.

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