The 2012 Belmont Stakes will take place Saturday, but with the sudden retirement of Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner I'll Have Another the race has lost some of its luster. I'll Have Another injured a tendon Friday morning, forcing the colt into retirement, meaning horse racing's 34-year-long Triple Crown drought 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
For more on the Belmont Stakes and the race for the Triple Crown, stay with this StoryStream and check out SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come. There, you'll also find a A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.