2012 Belmont Stakes
|Date||June 9, 2012|
|Winning horse||Union Rags|
|Trainer||Michael R. Matz|
|Owner||Chadds Ford Stable|
The 2012 Belmont Stakes was the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes and the race was won by Union Rags ridden by jockey John Velazquez. 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. The field was announced on June 8, 2012.
The official attendance was 85,811.
The Belmont Stakes Payout Schedule
- $2 Exacta: (3–9) paid $31.40
- $2 Trifecta: (3–9–4) paid $496.00
- $1 Superfecta: (3–9–4–1) paid $1906.00
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. Dullahan, third in the Kentucky Derby; and Union Rags, seventh in the same race, were also declared.
Dullahan started the 5/2 favorite.
|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||8||Guyana Star Dweej||Kent Desormeaux||Doodnauth Shivmangal||50-1||23.30|
|Scratched||11||I'll Have Another||Mario Gutierrez||Doug O'Neill||4-5||—||—|
- Margins – neck, 1 3⁄4 lengths
- Time – 2:30:42
- Track – Fast
Notes and references
- 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.
- "11th Race, Belmont Park, June 9, 2012". Equibase. June 9, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 23, 2013. Retrieved June 9, 2012.
- Angst, Frank (8 June 2012). "Dual classic winner I'll Have Another scratched from Belmont, retired". The Thoroughbred Times. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
- Blood-Horse Staff (25 May 2012). "I'll Have Another Gallops at Belmont Park". Bloodhorse.com. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
- Harris, Beth (8 June 2012). "Union Rags nips Paynter to win Belmont Stakes". The Associated Press. Yahoo. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
- "I'll Have Another won't race in Belmont, trainer says". The Associated Press. ESPN. June 8, 2012.
- Did not finish