On Saturday, the 2012 Belmont Stakes will take place. While the running of one of the three most famous thoroughbred races in the world is sure to be exciting, there will be no possibility of a Triple Crown Winner in 2012.
On Friday, for just the third time in history, a horse withdrew from the Belmont Stakes after winning the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. Trainer Doug O'Neill announced on the Dan Patrick Show early on Friday that I'll Have Another would be withdrawing from the race due to injury and would likely be retiring.
In the wake of I'll Have Another withdrawing from the race, Dullahan has become the new betting favorite.
Complete odds for the 2012 Belmont Stakes can be found below.
1-Street Life, 8/1
2-Unstoppable U, 20/1
3-Union Rags, 3/1
6-Ravelo's Boy, 30/1
7-Five Sixteen, 30/1
8-Guyana Star Dweej, 30/1
11-I'll Have Another, Scratched
12-My Adonis, 15/1
The 2012 Belmont Stakes will be televised on NBC and coverage will begin at 2:00 p.m. PT. Post time for the Belmont Stakes race proper is 6:30 p.m. PT.
A live stream of the Belmont Stakes can be found at NBCSports.com.
For more on the Belmont Stakes and the race for the Triple Crown check out SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come.