Belmont Stakes 2012: From bullring to Belmont, Gutierrez stays cool Mario Gutierrez, a stranger in a strange land, took one look at the unfamiliar racecourse laid out before him and shook his head. "I can't do this," he said. Some Pre-Belmont Stakes Thoughts Handicappers who have an appreciation for good work by trainers have to love the way Doug O'Neill has handled I'll Have Another. I'll Have Another didn't lose a thing when he took a planned, but very unconventional two-month break smack in the middle of the Triple Crown prep season. Triple Crown Souvenirs Hawked by Vegas as Pacquiao Draws Bettors Belmont Stakes betting may double at Las Vegas sports books from a year ago, buoyed by I'll Have Another's potential to be thoroughbred racing's first Triple Crown winner in 34 years and Manny Pacquiao's world championship boxing match. Hovdey: Matz seeking a 'clean shot' for Union Rags Michael Matz does not want to win the 144th Belmont Stakes with Union Rags just to spoil everyone's day, even though most of the 100,000 or so showing up at Belmont on Saturday will be hoping to see I'll Have Another become history's 12th winner of the Triple Crown. The Belmont Stakes, the Triple Crown, and a Sport's Pivot Point Horse racing phenom I'll Have Another has more riding on its back than another victory. Belmont Stakes 2012: Voice of Belmont reflects on drama of multiple Triple Crown near-misses ELMONT, N.Y. – It is now 34 years in the waiting and 12 furlongs to go for racing's next Triple Crown winner. I'll Have Another is the 12th horse to try to capture Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown since Affirmed accomplished the feat in 1978. Triple Crown history A look at the horses who have won thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown -- the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. Canadian-owned I'll Have Another can become 12th horse to accomplish the feat with a victory in the Belmont on Saturday (6:40 p.m. ET). My Adonis increases Belmont Stakes field to 12 I'll Have Another will have one more rival in the Belmont Stakes as he tries to become the first Triple Crown winner in 34 years. Hall and Breen back for another Belmont Stakes bid NEW YORK (AP) My Adonis, a late addition to the Belmont Stakes field, landed the outside slot when post positions were drawn on Wednesday. Belmont Stakes 2012: Van Berg returns to Belmont Park Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg says he can't remember the last time he was at Belmont Park. Since it was Oct. 6, 1991 – when Fit to Scout finished fifth in the Grade 1 Beldame – and since Van Berg turned 78 years old Thursday, he can be forgiven if the memory of that day has faded.
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