I'll Have Another, winner of the first two legs of the Triple Crown, was a 4/5 favorite to win the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. The odds for I'll Have Another made the horse the odds-on favorite of the contenders to win the race and become the 12th horse ever to win all three Triple Crown races. However, it was reported on Friday morning that I'll Have Another is being scratched from the 2012 Belmont Stakes.
Updated Belmont Stakes Odds for Friday: #1 Street Life (12-1), #2 Unstoppable U (30-1) #3 Union Rags (6-1), #4 Anigun (30-1), #5 Dullahan (5-1), #6 Ravelo's Boy (50-1), #7 Five Sixteen (50-1), #8 Guyana Star Dweej (50-1), #9 Paynter (8-1), #10 Optimizer (20-1) and #12 My Adonis (20-1).
The Belmont Stakes is the third leg of the Triple Crown and is considered the toughest and most demanding when compared to the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. Only the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Oaks has higher attendance in North America for a stakes race. Named after August Belmont, the race was first run at Jerome Park in 1867. Horse racing legend Secretariat’s 31-length victory in the 1973 Belmont Stakes made him the 9th horse to capture the Triple Crown after establishing a the world record for a mile and a half on dirt 31-length victory at 2:24. Historically, twenty-nine horses have had a chance to win the Triple Crown going into theBelmont Stakes, but only eleven were able to meet the challenge.
Ill Have Another Odds - Belmont 2012 - Triple Crown Free Picks: Pregame.com Pro Marco D'Angelo and Dave Tuley from the Daily Racing Form discuss the Triple Crown bid of "I'll Have Another" in the 2012 Belmont Stakes - including odds, post positions, handicapping tips, favorites, and long shots!
Betting Dork: 144th Belmont Stakes: Pregame Pro Marco D'Angelo and Pro Football Weekly's Mike Wilkening break down Saturday's Belmont Stakes with an eye toward whether or not I'll Have Another can pull of horse racing's 12th Triple Crown, on Thursday's Betting Dork PLAY | DISCUSS | DOWNLOAD (to save: right mouse click, and select "save target as")
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