144th Belmont Stakes

144th Belmont Stakes
144th Belmont Stakes
ELMONT, NY - JUNE 09: Groom Benjamin Perez (R) leads Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another in the paddock before a retirement ceremony before the start of the 144th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 9, 2012 in Elmont, New York. The triple crown hopeful is being retired due to an injury. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
I'll Have Another (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
I'll Have Another
ELMONT, NY - JUNE 09: Groom Benjamin Perez leads Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another in the paddock before a retirement ceremony before the start of the 144th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 9, 2012 in Elmont, New York. The triple crown hopeful is being retired due to an injury. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
I'll Have Another (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
144th Belmont Stakes
144th Belmont Stakes
ELMONT, NY - JUNE 09: Horse go by during race three before the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 9, 2012 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
144th Belmont Stakes
144th Belmont Stakes
ELMONT, NY - JUNE 09: Patrons watch a horse race before the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 9, 2012 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
144th Belmont Stakes
144th Belmont Stakes
ELMONT, NY - JUNE 09: Union Rags trainer Michael Matz (L) and jockey John Velazquez (R) hold up the trophy in the winners circle after winning the 144th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 9, 2012 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
144th Belmont Stakes
144th Belmont Stakes
ELMONT, NY - JUNE 09: Jockey John Velazquez sits abourd Union Rags in the winners circle after winning the 144th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 9, 2012 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
144th Belmont Stakes
ELMONT, NY - JUNE 09: (EDITORS NOTE: A VARIABLE FOCAL PLANE LENSE WAS USED TO CREATE THIS IMAGE) Union Rags ridden by John Velazquez (R) beats Paynter ridden by Mike Smith (L) at the wire to win the 144th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 9, 2012 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
144th Belmont Stakes
144th Belmont Stakes
ELMONT, NY - JUNE 09: A general view of the start of the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 9, 2012 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
144th Belmont Stakes
144th Belmont Stakes
ELMONT, NY - JUNE 09: Union Rags ridden by John Velasquez wins the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes with Paynter, Ridden by Mike Smith running second and Atigun ridden by Julien Leparoux finished third at Belmont Park on June 9, 2012 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
144th Belmont Stakes
144th Belmont Stakes
ELMONT, NY - JUNE 09: Union Rags ridden by John Velazquez (R) outruns Paynter ridden by Mike Smith (L) to win the 144th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 9, 2012 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
144th Belmont Stakes
144th Belmont Stakes
ELMONT, NY - JUNE 09: Union Rags ridden by John Velazquez narrowly beats Paynter ridden by Mike Smith during the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 9, 2012 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
144th Belmont Stakes
144th Belmont Stakes
ELMONT, NY - JUNE 09: Doug O'Neill, trainer of I'll Have Another, removes the saddle during a retirement ceremony prior to the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 9, 2012 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
144th Belmont Stakes
144th Belmont Stakes
ELMONT, NY - JUNE 09: Union Rags (R) ridden by John Velasquez wins the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes with Paynter, Ridden by Mike Smith running second at Belmont Park on June 9, 2012 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
144th Belmont Stakes
144th Belmont Stakes
ELMONT, NY - JUNE 09: The horses leave the gates at the start of the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 9, 2012 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
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