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2012 Belmont Stakes: Post Positions, Full Entries, Start Time And More

The 2012 Belmont Stakes take place on Saturday, June 9. Excitement around the race turned to shock on Friday when news broke that I'll Have Another, a substantial favorite to be the first Triple Crown winner since 1978, pulled out of the race. That left the field at 11 horses.

Post time for the race is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Eastern. The race will be broadcast on NBC, and coverage of the race starts at 4:35 p.m. Eastern. Fans can also watch the race live online at NBCSports.com. Updated odds are available here.

1-Street Life

2-Unstoppable U

3-Union Rags

4-Atigun

5-Dullahan

6-Ravelo's Boy

7-Five Sixteen

8-Guyana Star Dweej

9-Paynter

10-Optimizer

11-I'll Have Another

12-My Adonis

For more on the Belmont Stakes and the race for the Triple Crown, stay with this StoryStream 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 a glossary of horse racing terms.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.