2012 Belmont Stakes Odds: I'll Have Another, Union Rags Form Favorites At Top

As the final turn of the 2012 Triple Crown gets closer via the upcoming Belmont Stakes, it's clear that it's a two-horse contest for most bettors. I'll Have Another is the obvious choice as the favorite given the horse's victories at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. Union Rags is back from the Derby as a current 5-1 wager in second place. Paynter is third for those wanting a trifecta of the top three choices currently on the board.

If I'll Have Another wins, it will be the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. That's an amazing run without a single horse taking all three, showing just how difficult it is to have lightning strike three times. The mere possibility of a win for I'll Have Another makes this the most interesting Belmont Stakes run in years.

Here's the official odds at this point:

Horse Odds
Alpha 15-1
Atigun 15-1
Dullahan 11-2
Five Sixteen 50-1
Guyana Star Dweej 50-1
I’ll Have Another 5-4
Optimizer 30-1
Paynter 9-1
Street Life 12-1
Union Rags 5-1
Unstoppable U 28-1
Ravelo's Boy 50-1

For lots more on the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown, please visit And Down the Stretch they Come.

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