Belmont Park gearing up for big race

Belmont Park is preparing for the arrival of thousands of spectators from across the nation for today's Belmont Stakes.

This year there is no Triple Crown and no Long Island horse, but Belmont is home to the longest race track in the country, measuring at a mile and a half.

Click 'NEXT' under the video player to see fabulous hats for the race.

Jockey David Cohen is riding in five races during the Belmont Stakes and says riding this track is always exciting simply because of how challenging it is.

The Belmont Stakes begins today at 6:32 p.m.

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