Updated on 07/18/2012 1:09PM

2012 Belmont Stakes field, odds

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Field for the 2012 Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 9. Odds by DRF national handicapper Mike Watchmaker. Click horse names to access contender profiles.

2012 Belmont Stakes Field

Post

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Watchmaker
Odds

Morning
Line

1

Street Life

C. Brown

J. Lezcano

6-1

8-1

2

Unstoppable U

K. McPeek

J. Alvarado

20-1

20-1

3

Union Rags

M. Matz

J. Velazquez

5-2

3-1

4

Atigun

K. McPeek

J. Leparoux

15-1

15-1

5

Dullahan

D. Romans

J. Castellano

9-5

9-5

6

Ravelo's Boy

M. Azpurua

A. Solis

50-1

30-1

7

Five Sixteen

D. Schettino

R. Napravnik

50-1

30-1

8

Guyana Star Dweej

D. Shivmangal

K. Desormeaux

50-1

30-1

9

Paynter

B. Baffert

M. Smith

4-1

7-2

10

Optimizer

D. Lukas

C. Nakatani

20-1

15-1

11

I'll Have Another

D. O'Neill

M. Gutierrez

SCR

SCR

12

My Adonis

K. Breen

R. Dominguez

15-1

15-1

Television: NBC, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; NBC Sports Network, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Terry Lamb More than 1 year ago
I'll Have Another was purchased for some 'Large Amount of MONEY' which made it a big GAMBLE to race for whatever the Belmont would pay. Itz that simple!!!
Kevin Ryan More than 1 year ago
Go ahead and erase my comments. The truth hurts. Now its just another joke. I'll have another will never be a good Stallion. Look at his pedigree.
JoyJackson21 More than 1 year ago
The race will not be the same for me without I'll Have Another running it. IHA's dropping out of the race has also dropped the odds dramatically for Dullahan, Union Rags and Paynter. Not a good thing for their fans who were counting on getting long odds on their horses in The Belmont Stakes and making a killing on the race. I'm sure they are not happy about short odds on their horses. I'm looking forward to seeing I'll Have Another lead the horses onto the track for tomorrow's Belmont Stakes. He's my favorite and I admire him greatly. Thank you, IHA for all of the great races. You are a worthy champion! And to the other horses and racing teams entered in the Belmont: good luck in the race. With Paynter, Union Rags and Dullahan in the race, it promises to be an exciting and very contested race. The door is now open for an outside horse to win as well at a price, such as Street Life and Atigun. Good luck to all!
Illinois Jeff More than 1 year ago
Dullahan is well rested and based on his Derby finish may have a good upset chance. Hopefully, I'll Have Another will end a 33 year triple crown championship absence in horse racing.
Patricia Doyle More than 1 year ago
I really hope IHA wins but I saw a very tired horse at the finish of the Preakness. Win or lose, IHA gave us a wonderful thrill with his prep races as well as the main events. This is the hardest of all, a grueling mile and a half. That long back stretch, seems to go on forever and then the stretch, midway to the finish line a jockey feels like he is in slow motion. Like swimming through honey. I wish IHA and his connections the best of luck and hope we can crown a hero. I also hope that all riders and horses will have a safe race.
Ian GW More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best cards I have seen all year. Its playable almost the entire card for me. You cant run grade 3, etc the entire card. Other horsemen need to eat. Kudos for making a great fair card. Gulfstream, Woodbine, and Belmont get it. CD, Monm, Parx need to hire these card makers because as a better I'm going to the three previously named all day. Big fields pay, Maiden races pay, keep feeding me lol.
Ray Lasky More than 1 year ago
NYRA's signature event of the year and there are two cheap claiming races and three maiden specials...what a joke of a card ...how does Campo keep his job? watch.....watch, he'll write a stakes race for Wednesday when 100 people show up
manueln More than 1 year ago
I would like to see a triple crown winner as much if not more than the next player. That being said, there's a reason why so many have tried and failed since "78". On paper he seems like a lock, but I still kick myself for not playing Sarava on the nose at 70-1 back in "02" I will probably bet against it happening at what will probably be a short price, will am looking forward to throwing away a losing ticket if he does.
Bob More than 1 year ago
no nose patch, no nother. Dullahan with Castellano is your race winner
Danielle Backman More than 1 year ago
Make it 34 years without a Triple Crown after Saturday. I Have Another... failure!