It wasn't the race that everyone was hoping for, with the scratch and eventual retirement of I'll Have Another from contention of a possible Triple Crown in 2012. However, the Belmont Stakes still featured some exciting down to the wire action and Union Rags, a favorite heading into the Kentucky Derby this year, ended up earning some glory of his own in the end.
For those who missed the 2012 Belmont Stakes, SB Nation's Matt Gardner has you covered with some analysis on what happened in the race including the late burst by Union Rags to beat Paynter down the stretch. Catch the vid below:
For more on the Belmont Stakes and the race for the Triple Crown, stay with thisStoryStream and check out SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down the Stretch They Come. There, you'll also find a beginner's guide to following horse racing and aglossary of horse racing terms.