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Belmont Stakes 2012: Complete order of finish
By DRF Staff
144th Belmont Stakes order of finish
1. Union Rags
4. Street Life
5. Five Sixteen
6. Unstoppable U
8. My Adonis
9. Ravelo’s Boy
11. Guyana Star Dweej
Is Bodemeister back in training? Can't find a thing in worktabs or trackside reports...
To me, a race is when you line the participants up and let them run a specified distance to determine the winner. You do not put obstacles in front of them nor give them different conditions. Blaming jockeys or jockeys blaming themselves for letting another horse through to run the race should not be a part of the plan. Perhaps making horses stay in their lanes would provide a truer test of speed than the cavalry charges accept. Oh well, next year we get to do this all over again!
I expected more from Optimizer. I know he looked bad in the last two but I figured they wouldn't enter him here if he was really that bad. I was wrong. I expected more from the trainer and owner. I guess they were looking for good seats.
Union Rags didn't run any faster than in other races. In a painfully slow Belmont he managed a perfect rail skimming trip. By my calculations IHA would have negotiated the 11/2 miles in 2:27. He would have beaten this field by about 15 Lengths. With that aside the Matz people are really a credit to the game. Good for them.
I am glad this is over. The race ended for me with the freaky withdrawal of IHA. This entire NY fiasco was a side show from the get go. Frankly, I wish they would move the Belmont Stakes to Santa Anita.
paynter's jockey just gave union rags the victory, even stevie wonder could see if jockey, m. smith had moved closer to the rail, & made union rags go around, paynter would have won, & atigun 2nd, union rags 3rd, it's like christmas in june.
2012 BELMONT STAKES ( W I N N E R ) UNION RAGS " No Comment " Anyone can start on the Roller Coaster ride now - reguarding all the Excuses about the race . The Good Thing Is : UNION RAGS just became the 1 1/2 CHAMPION in the 3 yr old Div ! Case Closed !
Only way he was going to hit the board was if he jumped the inner rail and ran into it...
Bad field, bad time but im sure somehow Union Rags will get a 100+ Beyer when he deserves closer to a 70
Why are we picking on Optimizer w hen the favorite Dullahan was a no show. Rags was the class and he showed it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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