144th Belmont Stakes

2012 Belmont Stakes | June 9, 2012 | Belmont Park | Elmont, NY
“The Run for the Carnations”

$1,000,000 Grade 1 Stakes  |  Race 11  Distance 1 1/2 Mile  |  Surface: Dirt

Winner: Union Rags | Chadds Ford Stable, Owner | Michael Matz, Trainer | John Velazquez, Jockey

Time: 2:30.42 | Track Condition: Fast | Winning Margin: Neck | Post Time Favorite: Union Rags & Dullahan (5/2)

Notable Achievements: This was the first ever Triple Crown win for Owner, Phyllis Wyeth who races her colt under: Chadds Ford Stable. The Belmont Stakes was the first ever mount on Union Rags for John Velazquez who scored his 2nd Belmont Stakes victory. This was also the first ever Belmont Stakes victory for Trainer Michael Matz.

Union Rags (KY) | Brown Colt | Foaled March 3, 2009 | Breeder: Phyllis Wyeth |
Dixie Union – Tempo by Gone West

144th Belmont Stakes Payoffs

  • 3 Union Rags                     J. Velazquez                  $7.50     $4.20     $3.40
  • 9 Paynter                            M. Smith                                        $5.10     $3.90
  • 4 Atigun                              J. Leparoux                                                   $10.60

Exotic Payoffs: $2 Exacta – $31.40   $2 Trifecta – $496.00   $2 Superfecta – $1906.00

2012 Belmont Stakes Replay

Belmont Stakes Chart – Order of Finish

Final Notes: I’ll Have Another, The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner was scratched on the Friday before the Belmont Stakes due to a tendon injury. It was later determined that the champion colt would be retired. This means that there was not a Triple Crown winner for the 34th straight year and that history will have to wait.

Belmont Stakes Post Postions and Odds

                     Horse                                        Jockey                          Trainer               ML Odds

1.  Street Life                          J. Lezcano                     C. Brown                  8-1
Last: 3rd G2 Peter Pan

2.  Unstoppable U                 J. Alvarado                   K. McPeek               20-1
Last: 1st 1 Mile AlwOC

3.  Union Rags                       J. Velazquez                 M. Matz                     3-1
Last: 7th Kentucky Derby

4.  Atigun                                J. Leparoux                  K. McPeek                20-1
Last: 1st 1 1/16 Mile AlwOC

5.  Dullahan                           J. Castellano                 D. Romans                9-5
Last: 3rd Kentucky Derby

6.  Ravelo’s Boy                     A. Solis                           M. Azpurua              40-1
Last: 5th G2 Tampa Bay Derby

7.  Five Sixteen                      R. Napravnik                D. Schettino             40-1
Last: 4th 6F Allowance

8.  Guyana Star Dweej         K. Desormeaux             D. Shivmangal         40-1
Last: 2nd 1 Mile AlwOC

9.  Paynter                               M. Smith                       B. Baffert                   5-1
Last: 1st 1 1/16 Mile Allowance

10.  Optimizer                          C. Nakatani                 D. Lukas                     15-1
Last: 6th Preakness Stakes

11.  I’ll Have Another            M. Gutierrez                 D. O’Neill               Scratched
Last: 1st Preakness Stakes

12.  My Adonis                       R. Dominguez               K. Breen                     15-1
Last: 3rd Cananero II

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