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2012 Belmont Stakes Probable Field

2012 Belmont Stakes field

 

As of May 19, the Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another could face six other rivals, including: 

 

 

 

 

  • Dullahan – third in the Kentucky Derby
  • Union Rags – The Kentucky Derby favorite who finished a troubled seventh
  • Mark Valeski – The powerful winner of the Peter Pan Stakes on May 12 at Belmont Park
  • Alpha – Finished twelfth in the Kentucky Derby
  • Rousing Sermon - 8th in the Kentucky Derby
  • Street Life – Third in the Peter Pan
  • Optimizer - 6th in the Preakness
  • Paynter – Trained by Bob Baffert, he won an allowance race on the Preakness Day card at Pimlico
  • Stealcase - Third in the Derby Trial at Churchill Downs
  • Guyana Star Dweej - 2nd in a recent Belmont allowance race
  • Five Sixteen - 4th in a recent Belmont allowance race
  • Atigun - Winner of a recent Churchill Downs allowance race

 

More horses could be added to the lineup over the course of the next three weeks until the post position draw on Wednesday, June 6.  

 

Stay tuned to Horse Racing Nation for up to the minute news.

 

The most recent contender list can be found on the 2012 Belmont Stakes page.


 

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I'll Have Another can take this crew...
Fly Lexis Fly I will watch, but Dullahan is the only one to give him trouble.
  • cloud 9 · What happened to Fly Lexis Fly? I haven't heard anything about him in a while. Are they still considering him for the Belmont? · 794 days ago
It depends on when IHA gets the lead. If UR blocks him in and Dullahan gets the wire first...
IHA's only real competition, IMO, will be Dullahan. If Gemologist weren't out on an injury I would say he would be serious competition as well, and in that case I wouldn't know who to route for but luckily that's not the case! But as far as UR goes, he isn't even in my top 3 ITM horses. IHA, Dullahan and Paynter will be the horses I'm watching. But no matter who wins, it will be an amazing race and IHA will remain one of the best horses I've seen (personally).
Shredder are you a Rags fan?? I think we all will be cheering for IHA. Its gonna be tough against a few "rested" and talented horses. I would think if Gemologist and other New York horses like My Adonis would take a shot.
I never thought I'd be rooting against Union Rags but I will be yelling for IHA just like I was today
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  • shredder · Yes I am a Rags fan as well. It's not so much of me voting against rags because i like both. I will admit to having rags b4 I H A in my top 10, but yes that hasa changed. Definately goodluck to I H A he's simply the better athlete right now. · 794 days ago
  • shredder · Yes I am a Rags fan as well. It's not so much of me voting against rags because i like both. I will admit to having rags b4 I H A in my top 10, but yes that hasa changed. Definately goodluck to I H A he's simply the better athlete right now. · 794 days ago
I H A is a story that can't be denied, but in a smaller field(not just cause I like him) puts Rags back in the mix. With that said I expect a strong showing from I H A , Rags & dullahan. Good luck to all.
i would think IHA might go off around 2:1, with Dullahan getting maybe 4/5:1, and Union Rags getting maybe 6:1..is that unreasonable?
The Donegal Racing group is looking at Javier Castellano as a possible replacement for Desormeaux but wouldn't Mike Smith be an intriguing move now that Bodemeister is out of the Belmont?
Will Kent Desormeaux be able to ride Dullahan in the Belmont (becuse of the breathalizer thing) ?
Dullahan has just been waiting to spoil the Triple Crown this year, and I think he will.
Wooo hooo! Bring it ON!!! Out of ALL of the Triple Crown races, THIS one belongs to I'll Have Another. He is BRED for this distance! He won't dissapoint!
I think,I'LL HAVE ANOTHER, SO PUT YOUR HANDS TO THE PLOW PEOPLE AND DONT LOOK BACK...!
Oh, there's the jinx. LOL. CC had a good trip this time, so you're off the hook. Just mind yourself with my favs though or you'll have to find another b'day.
Exacta box Union Rags with Dullahan

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