HEMPSTEAD - Many Long Island residents attended the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes Saturday.

Thousands of people watched the horses ride around the mile and a half of track. Revelers also enjoyed Belmont Stakes fashion, which included big hats and colorful outfits.

Bets were high at the race, and many people say they have their own strategy when picking the right horse. Palace Malice took first place, even though the horse had finished 12th in the Kentucky Derby.

Many say this will be a horse racing season they'll never forget.