PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Leading up to the 2012 classics, many speculated that Union Rags could be the horse to end the long wait for a 12th winner of the U.S. Triple Crown.
Union Rags, closing with urgency along the rail under John Velazquez, got up in the final couple of strides to win a heart-pounding finish over Paynter in the 2012 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 9.Saturday, June 09, 2012
With Algorithms scratched from the $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II), Union Rags made easy work of what had been a highly anticipated match-up at Gulfstream Park Feb. 26.Sunday, February 26, 2012
Unbeaten Union Rags, forced to wait for room in traffic, slipped past pacesetter Right to Vote on the outside in mid-stretch and drew off to capture the $300,000 Champagne Stakes in dominating style at Belmont Park Oct. 8.Saturday, October 08, 2011