Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 8/28/14

The "Run for the Carnations" or "The Test of Champions" is all that stands between I'll Have Another and a Triple Crown.  The three-year-old chestnut colt from Kentucky came-from-behind in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, and is now considered the overwhelming favorite to win the Belmont Stakes.  

I'll Have Another's greatest challenge at Belmont will be the long 1.5 mile run to the finish. 

Only 11 horses have had a chance to win all three races since Affirmed captured the Triple Crown 33 years ago. 

Anything can happen on race day.

Belmont Park, Elmont, New York

When: Saturday, June 9

TV: NBC

Post Time: 6:40 p.m. ET

Weather: Dry, with pleasant temperatures according to Weather.com.  Chance of rain leading up to race day.  

Post Position Draw Live Video

2012 Possible Belmont Stakes Starters
Horse Trainer Jockey Watchmaker
Odds  Last Race Atigun K. McPeek J. Leparoux 30-1 Churchill allowance, 1st Dullahan D. Romans J. Castellano 5-1 Kentucky Derby, 3rd Five Sixteen D. Schettino R. Napravnik 50-1 Aqueduct allowance, 4th Guyana Star Dweej D. Shivmangal undecided 50-1 Belmont OC/allowance, 2nd I'll Have Another D. O'Neill M. Gutierrez 3-5 Preakness, 1st Optimizer D. Lukas C. Nakatani 30-1 Preakness, 6th Paynter B. Baffert M. Smith 8-1 Pimlico allowance, 1st Ravelo's Boy M. Azpurua A. Solis 50-1 Tampa Bay Derby, 5th Street Life C. Brown J. Lezcano 15-1 Peter Pan, 3rd Union Rags M. Matz J. Velazquez 6-1 Kentucky Derby, 7th Unstoppable U K. McPeek J. Alvarado 30-1 Belmont allowance, 1st

 

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