2012 Belmont Stakes

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144th Belmont Stakes
Belmont Stakes
Location Belmont Park
Date June 9, 2012
Winning horse Union Rags
Winning time 2:30.42
Jockey John Velazquez
Trainer Michael R. Matz
Owner Chadds Ford Stable
Conditions Fast
Surface Dirt
Attendance 85,811
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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 Winnings
1 3 Union Rags John Velazquez Michael Matz 6-1 2.75 $600,000
2 9 Paynter Mike E. 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 12 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 (PDF) 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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