Belmont Stakes 2012: Union Rags Victorious In Third Jewel Of Triple Crown

The third and final leg of the Triple Crown is the Belmont Stakes on June 9. The early odds show I'll Have Another as the clear betting favorite to win the Triple Crown.

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Belmont Results 2012: Union Rags Victorious In The Final Stretch

Union Rags is the winner of the 2012 Belmont Stakes after the horse snuck by Paynter in the final 100 meters. Paynter led the race virtually from the start, out in front and trailed much of the way by Optimizer and Unstoppable U. Those were the leaders at the midway point of the race, where Union Rags began to advance. Race favorite Dullahan was never a factor, opening towards the back of the pack and never moving past the middle. As the race entered the stretch the favorite was again towards the rear. Atigun came in third, followed by Street Life in fourth.

While Dullahan struggled jockey John Velazquez was urging Union Rags through the narrow space between Paynter and the rail, finding a hole and tacking advantage to collect his second Belmont Stakes win. It was Velazquez's first run on Union Rags, having replaced Julien Leparoux in the past week. Union Rags' time in the race was 2:30:42, and the final odds for the horse were 5-2.

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Belmont Stakes 2012 Odds: Updated Odds, How To Watch Online And More

The running of the 2012 Belmont Stakes is just hours away, and all race coverage will be available streaming online. With I'll Have Another scratched due to injury Dullahan has become the favorite, with Union Rags and Paynter close behind. Dullahan placed third in the 2012 Kentucky Derby, but will be ridden by a different jockey for the Belmont Stakes, with Javier Castellano replacing Kent Desormeaux. Information on how to watch online and updated odds via Daily Racing Form are below.

Streaming Information: Online coverage via NBC Sports starting at 4:30pm EDT.

Post Time: Approximately 6:30pm EDT (3:30pm PDT)

Post Position - Odds:

1. Street Life 8-1

2. Unstoppable U 20-1

3. Union Rags 3-1

4. Atigun 15-1

5. Dullahan 9-5

6. Ravelo's Boy 30-1

7. Five Sixteen 30-1

8. Guyana Star Dweej 30-1

9. Paynter 7-2

10. Optimizer 15-1

12. My Adonis 15-1

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Belmont Stakes 2012: Paynter, Street Life Could Be Trendy Picks

The running of the 2012 Belmont Stakes is just a few hours away. A bit of the excitement surrounding the race has died out due to I'll Have Another being scratched with swelling in his knee, but there is still a strong field competing for what will be a very large purse.

The new favorites on Saturday: Dullahan with 5-1 odds, Union Rags at 6-1 and Paynter at 8-1. Street Life (12-1) has been moving up the boards a bit in recent days, as has My Adonis (20-1).

Here are the latest odds from Belmont.

1. Street Life (Jose Lezcano, 12-1)
2. Unstoppable U (Junior Alvarado, 30-1)
3. Union Rags (John Velazquez, 6-1)
4. Atigun (Julien Leparoux, 30-1)
5. Dullahan (Javier Castellano, 5-1)
6. Ravelo's Boy (Alex Solis, 50-1)
7. Five Sixteen (Rosie Napravnik, 50-1)
8. Guyana Star Dweej (Kent Desormeaux, 50-1)
9. Paynter (Mike Smith, 8-1)
10. Optimizer (Corey Nakatani, 20-1)
I'll Have Another (Mario Gutierrez, 4-5) SCRATCHED
11. My Adonis (Ramon Dominguez, 20-1)

The post time for the Belmont Stakes is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. PST.

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Belmont Stakes 2012: Results, TV Coverage, Latest Odds And More

The 2012 Belmont Stakes will be taking place in New York on Saturday. Although viewers will not have a chance to see a Triple Crown this year, the race should still be an exciting one, as the third leg of the triumvirate of thoroughbred racing rarely disappoints.

On Friday, I'll Have Another became just the third horse in history to pull out of the Belmont Stakes after winning both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. The most recent horse to pull out after capturing the first two legs of the Triple Crown did so in the 1930s.

Dullahan is the new betting favorite to win the Belmont Stakes, with Union Rags and Paynter Close behind.

Complete odds for the 2012 Belmont Stakes can be found below.

1-Street Life, 8/1
2-Unstoppable U, 20/1
3-Union Rags, 3/1
4-Atigun, 15/1
5-Dullahan, 9/5
6-Ravelo's Boy, 30/1
7-Five Sixteen, 30/1
8-Guyana Star Dweej, 30/1
9-Paynter, 7/2
10-Optimizer, 15/1
11-I'll Have Another, Scratched
12-My Adonis, 15/1

The 2012 Belmont Stakes will be televised on NBC and coverage will begin at 2:00 p.m. PT. Post time for the Belmont Stakes race proper is 6:30 p.m. PT.

A live stream of the Belmont Stakes can be found at NBCSports.com.

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Belmont Stakes: I'll Have Another Scratched, Triple Crown Hopes Doused

The world will have to wait another year for a Triple Crown winner as I'll Have Another, the winner of the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, has officially been scratched from Saturday's race, according to trainer Doug O'Neill.

In an interview on the Dan Patrick Show on Friday, O'Neill noted horse is being removed for precautionary reasons.

O'Neill said, "We ain't taking any chances," and that the scratch "is a bummer, but far from tragic."

O'Neill also suggested that I'll Have Another may have run his last professional race.

There were some rumors of a possible injury before the announcement, but O'Neill did not mention anything specific in that regard. An official press conference to announce his removal has been scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.

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2012 Belmont Stakes: Post Positions Revealed, I'll Have Another Draws 11th

It's been since 1978 since a Triple Crown winner has surfaced in the world of horse racing. But the wait could finally be over as I'll Have Another sits just one victory away from claiming the elusive title of triple crown winner. But with the post positions recently revealed, the favorite finds itself in a place few horses would want to start as they try to make history, far away from the rail.

Drawing the 11th post position, I'll Have Another will have an uphill battle to take the triple crown, while Street Life has drawn the rail. Fellow favorite Dullihan sits in the No. 5 post position.

Below is the complete list of the post positions for the 2012 Belmont Stakes:

  1. Street Life
  2. Unstoppable U
  3. Union Rags
  4. Atigun
  5. Dullahan
  6. Ravelo's Boy
  7. Five Sixteen
  8. Guyana Star Dweej
  9. Paynter
  10. Optimizer
  11. I'll Have Another
  12. My Adonis

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Triple Crown Odds: I'll Have Another Clear Favorite In Belmont Stakes

The third and final leg of the Triple Crown is the Belmont Stakes on June 9. The early odds show I'll Have Another as the clear betting favorite to win the Triple Crown.

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