2012 Belmont Stakes

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144th Belmont Stakes
Belmont Stakes
Location Belmont Park
Date June 9, 2012
Winning horse Union Rags
Jockey John Velazquez
Trainer Michael R. Matz
Owner Chadds Ford Stable
Surface Dirt
2011
2013

The 2012 Belmont Stakes was the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes[1] and the race was won by Union Rags ridden by jockey John Velazquez.[2] It was broadcast in the United States by NBC. The post time was scheduled for 6:35 p.m. EDT (10:35 p.m. UTC).

The race was run without a Triple Crown at stake as Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner I'll Have Another was scratched from the race due to a leg injury.[3] The field was announced on June 8, 2012.[4]

The official attendance was 85,811.[5]

Payout[edit]

Finish of the 2012 Belmont Stakes: Union Rags (far right) finished first followed by Paynter and Atigun.

The Belmont Stakes Payout Schedule[2]

Program
Number
Horse Name
Win
Place
Show
3 Union Rags US$7.50 $4.20 $3.40
9 Paynter $5.10 $3.90
4 Atigun $10.60

Field[edit]

The winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, I'll Have Another, was declared in the race but was scratched due to a leg injury.[6] Dullahan, third in the Kentucky Derby; and Union Rags, seventh in the same race, were also declared.

Dullahan started the 5/2 favorite.[2]

Position Post Horse Jockey Trainer Morning Line Odds Final Odds Stake
1 3 Union Rags John Velazquez Michael Matz 6-1 2.75 $600,000
2 9 Paynter Mike Smith Bob Baffert 8-1 4.35 $200,000
3 4 Atigun Julien Leparoux Kenneth McPeek 30-1 20.50 $110,000
4 1 Street Life Jose Lezcano Chad Brown 12-1 9.80 $60,000
5 7 Five Sixteen Rosie Napravnik Dominick Schettino 50-1 19.30 $30,000
6 2 Unstoppable U Junior Alvarado Kenneth McPeek 30-1 11.90
7 5 Dullahan Javier Castellano Dale Romans 5-1 2.50
8 11 My Adonis Ramon Dominguez Kelly Breen 20-1 19.70
9 6 Ravelo's Boy Alex Solis Manuel Azpurua 50-1 27.00
10 10 Optimizer Corey Nakatani D. Wayne Lukas 20-1 14.40
DNF[2][7] 8 Guyana Star Dweej Kent Desormeaux Doodnauth Shivmangal 50-1 23.30
Scratched[6] 11 I'll Have Another Mario Gutierrez Doug O'Neill 4-5
  • Margins – neck, 1 34 lengths
  • Time – 2:30:42
  • Track – Fast

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Jenny Kellner (19 April 2012). "Racing Returns To Belmont Park On April 27; 144th Running Of Belmont Stakes Highlights 56-Day Meet". NYRA. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "11th Race, Belmont Park, June 9, 2012". Equibase. June 9, 2012. Archived from the original on February 23, 2013. Retrieved June 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ Angst, Frank (8 June 2012). "Dual classic winner I'll Have Another scratched from Belmont, retired". The Thoroughbred Times. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Blood-Horse Staff (25 May 2012). "I'll Have Another Gallops at Belmont Park". Bloodhorse.com. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Harris, Beth (8 June 2012). "Union Rags nips Paynter to win Belmont Stakes". The Associated Press. Yahoo. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "I'll Have Another won't race in Belmont, trainer says". The Associated Press (ESPN). June 8, 2012. 
  7. ^ Did not finish

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