Mario Guteirrez sits on I'll Have Another during his retirement ceremony.
Photo: Steve Heuertz
Doug O'Neill with I'll Have Another prior to the Belmont Stakes.
The Belmont Stakes field is lead onto the track for the post parade.
Photo: Rick Samuels
Dullahan in the Belmont Post Parade.
Union Rags in the post parade.
Union Rags warms up while heading to the starting gate.
Atigun loading into the starting gate.
Photo: Chad B. Harmon
Paynter loading into the starting gate.
Union Rags loading into the starting gate.
And they're off in the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes!
The Belmont field runs strong at the start.
Photo: SKIP DICKSTEIN
Paynter heads towards the front with Union Rags positioning well early.
Photo: Skip Dickstein
Paynter leads the field in the Belmont Stakes.
Union Rags with a focused John Velazquez.
Union Rags, Paynter and Atigun in the final stretch.
Photo: Dave W. Harmon
Union Rags making his move to pass Paynter and grow the lead on Atigun in the final stretch.
Mike Smith and Johnny V. battle for the lead.
Paynter and Union Rags approaching the finish line.
Union Rags passes Paynter in the late stretch.
Can Paynter rally back or will Baffert finish second as in the previous two jewels of the triple crown?
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
At the finish!
Union Rags wins the 2012 Belmont Stakes!
A side view of the thrilling Belmont Stakes finish.
John Velazquez gives a thumbs up to NBC, after winning the 144th Belmont Stakes on Union Rags.
Union Rags is cooled off by John Velazquez in the winner's circle.
Russell Jones, with Union Rags, celebrates in the winner's circle.
The Velazquez crew after winning the Belmont Stakes.
Photo: DAVE HARMON
The garland of carnations is draped over Union Rags in the winners circle.
Union Rags gets a tap on the nose from owner Phyllis Wyeth after winning the 144th running of The Belmont Stakes.
Union Rags owner Phyllis Wyeth, right holds the winning owner's trophy with the aid of jockey John Velazquez, left.
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