Despite the absence of I'll Have Another, the 2012 Belmont Stakes was still able to provide viewers with a thrilling finish, as Union Rags surpassed Paynter for the lead in the final stretch, resulting in a photo finish.
Union Rags opened the day as a 3/1 favorite to win the race, while Paynter was a 7/2 favorite. Paynter led for most of the way, but failed to hold off Union Rags in the final 100 yards.
A bet on Union Rags paid $7.50. A two dollar trifecta of 3-9 paid $31.40 and a one dollar trifecta of 3-9-4 paid $248.00. A one dollar superfecta of 3-9-4-1 paid out $953.00.
Below is a picture of the photo finish:
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