Thousands flock to LI for 145th Belmont Stakes

Long Island takes part in an annual American tradition this weekend for the running of the Belmont Stakes. Thousands of people have flocked to Belmont

The race takes place tomorrow in Elmont.

The race takes place tomorrow in Elmont. (6/8/13)

WOODBURY - The 145th Belmont Stakes takes place today in Elmont.

Officials say one thing to consider is how a muddy track may affect the race.

Belmont Stakes security officials say people should be aware that they will be allowed to bring clear plastic containers no bigger that the size of an average moving box.

The added security measures were put in place as an extra precaution, following April's Boston Marathon bombings.

Kentucky Derby winner Orb is a 3-1 favorite to win the last leg of this year's Triple Crown.

The race kicks off just after 6:30 p.m.

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