Shot at history: Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah is led around the stable by trainer Bob Baffert after arriving at Belmont Park.Shot at history: Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah is led around the stable by trainer Bob Baffert after arriving at Belmont Park. Photo: AP

The more the rain pelted the grounds outside the refurbished Barn 1 at Belmont Park on Tuesday, the more the crowd grew.

Fans came in raincoats and boots, umbrellas in one hand and cameras in the other.