When Affirmed took the triple crown back in 1978, few could have anticipated the elongated drought sustained until the next triple crown winner was anointed in the world of horse racing. But the wait could finally be over as I'll Have Another sits just one victory away from claiming the elusive title of triple crown winner. But with the post positions recently revealed, the majestic beast finds itself in a place few horses would want to start as they try to make history.
Drawing the 11th post position, I'll Have Another will have an uphill battle to take the triple crown, while Street Life has drawn the rail. Fellow favorite Dullihan sits in the No. 5 post position.
Below is the complete list of the post positions for the 2012 Belmont Stakes:
- Street Life
- Unstoppable U
- Union Rags
- Ravelo's Boy
- Five Sixteen
- Guyana Star Dweej
- I'll Have Another
- My Adonis
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