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Breaking: I’ll Have Another has been withdrawn from the race and retired.

Happy Belmont Stakes week!

If you haven’t been following the contenders closely now is a great time to start as the Belmont Stakes is this coming Saturday (June 9th). I’ll Have Another, winner of the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness will attempt to become only the 12th Triple Crown winner. If you’re not sure what the Triple Crown is or why racing fans get a little nuts when one is one the line, check out our Ten Things You Should Know About the Triple Crown.

At our sister site, Raceday 360, we’ve made it easy for you to keep with commentary on each of the 2012 Belmont Stakes. You can find links to blog posts, photos and videos where available.

Commentary on the 2012 Belmont Stakes Contenders:
Atigun
Dullahan
Five Sixteen
Guyana Star Dweej
I’ll Have Another
My Adonis
Optimizer
Paynter
Ravelo’s Boy
Street Life
Union Rags
Unstoppable U

Commentary specifically about I’ll Have Another being scratched can be found here. New

We also have pages for commentary on the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes and workouts (which includes videos).

Looking for News?
Our focus at Raceday 360 is commentary rather than news, but the official Belmont Stakes site as well as NYRA’s site will be working overtime to bring you the latest news on all the contenders and the event itself.

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There’s Always Twitter!
Twitter is one of the best ways to keep current up to the minute, here are a few accounts that are sure to be full of great Belmont Stakes information:

@NYRAnews – NYRA’s account will have news/updates about the Belmont Stakes & other races on the card. Seems to be the most active/up to date so far.

@DRFGrening – DRF’s Dave Grening is at Belmont Park daily sharing his eyewitness accounts of the contenders as they gallop, work or school.

@JBossertNYDN – Jerry Bossert of the NY Daily News also has a Twitter stream full of news and observations on the 2012 Belmont Stakes contenders.

@DRFWelsch – DRF clocker extraordinaire is in town and at Belmont Park tweeting away.

@BelmontStakes – the official Twitter account will have no shortage of information and promotional material.

@DRFPrivman – Another DRFer on the scene, includes quotes and photos.

#BelmontStakes – Follow the running conversation

We’ll update this list as it gets closer to the event and more media types arrive at Belmont Park.

And of course, YouTube
There are several sources of Belmont Stakes content on YouTube:

NYRA – videos of workouts, gallops, schooling and interviews
NTRA – also has workout videos, interviews and more
Blood-Horse – on site reports and interviews from Belmont Park New

2012 Belmont Stakes TV Schedule
Thur June 7 – I’ll Have Another, Charging Toward History – NBC Sports Network 7:30 pm ET
Thur June 7 – Rebroadcast 2012 Kentucky Derby – NBC Sports Network 8 pm ET
Thur June 7 – Rebroadcast 2012 Preakness – NBC Sports Network 10 pm ET
Fri June 8 – Belmont Stakes Classics – NBC Sports Network – 4 pm ET
Fri June 8 – Live from Belmont Park (Jaipur & Brooklyn) – NBC Sports Network – 5 pm ET
Sat June 9 – Belmont Stakes Undercard – NBC Sports Network – 3 pm ET
Sat June 9 – Belmont Stakes – NBC – 4: 30 pm ET
Sat June 9 – Belmont Stakes Post-Race Show – NBC Sports Network – 7 pm ET

Not to be missed
Our own Teresa Genaro has a blog at Belmont Stakes site that she’ll be updating regularly (and there’s already stuff there!) as well all as several other great bloggers.

Later this week we’ll publish our annual Test of Champions for 2012 where our pedigree maven Valerie Grash of Fillies First and Foolish Pleasure will highlight the contenders that have the best pedigree to win the 2012 Belmont Stakes (and those who do not!). We’ll also publish our 2012 Belmont Stakes Cheat Sheet that provides a thumbnail sketch of the field for those of you who don’t follow racing that closely.

2012 Belmont Stakes Cheat Sheet New
2012 Test of Champions – a look at Contender Pedigrees New

Be sure to check back as we’ll keep this page updated! And in the meantime…

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