The 2012 Belmont Stakes will be run early Saturday evening, but the sudden retirement of 2012 Kentucky Derby and 2012 Preakness Stakes winner I'll Have Another has thrown a bit of a damper on Saturday's proceedings. I'll Have Another injured a tendon Friday morning, forcing the colt into retirement, and with his exit from the Belmont horse racing's 34-year Triple Crown dry spell will continue.
With I'll Have Another missing Saturday's race, look for Dullahan, Union Rags or Paynter to win at Belmont. Dullahan is currently the new favorite, coming in at 9/5 odds.
Race Date: Saturday, June 9, 2012
Location: Belmont Park, New York
Television Coverage: NBC
Post Time: TV Coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. EST, the Belmont Stakes Race Post time is at 6:30 p.m. EST
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