Union Rags http://wfpl.org en Union Rags Wins Belmont Stakes http://wfpl.org/post/union-rags-wins-belmont-stakes <p>Union Rags surged&nbsp;past&nbsp;Paynter&nbsp;in the stretch&nbsp;to capture the 144th Belmont&nbsp;Stakes today&nbsp;in New York.</p><p>It was Union Rags&#39; first race since a disappointing seventh-place finish in the Kentucky Derby.</p><p>The&nbsp;Bob Baffert-trained Paynter nearly led wire-to-wire in the mile-and-a-half race but could not hold off&nbsp;Union Rags, with John Velazquez aboard,&nbsp;at&nbsp;the finish.</p><p>Atigun was the third-place finisher.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 09 Jun 2012 23:01:40 +0000 Rick Howlett 601 at http://wfpl.org Stage Is Set For 138th Kentucky Derby http://wfpl.org/post/stage-set-138th-kentucky-derby <p>Twenty horses are set to run in tomorrow&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/" jquery17102516519223702459="15"><u><font color="#810081">Kentucky Derby</font></u></a>.</p><p>Three-time Derby winning trainer Bob Baffert has the morning line favorite in this year&rsquo;s race. Bodemeister, named for Baffert&rsquo;s son, drew post position six in the crowded gate.&nbsp;</p><p>The second early favorite is Union Rags, trained by Michael Matz (pictured), who&rsquo;s back with his first serious contender since Derby winner Barbaro in 2006.</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 14:48:57 +0000 Rick Howlett 130 at http://wfpl.org Stage Is Set For 138th Kentucky Derby Bodemeister is the Kentucky Derby Morning Line Favorite http://wfpl.org/post/bodemeister-kentucky-derby-morning-line-favorite <p>Bodemeister has been made the early 4-1 favorite for the <a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/" jquery171006373023150221119="15"><u><font color="#810081">Kentucky Derby</font></u></a>, with Union Rags the second choice in a full field of 20 horses.&nbsp;</p><p>Trained by three-time Derby winner Bob Baffert, Bodemeister was assigned the No. 6 spot at the post position draw today at Churchill Downs.</p><p>Six horses have won from that position, the last being Sea Hero in 1993.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 01:04:47 +0000 Rick Howlett 119 at http://wfpl.org Bodemeister is the Kentucky Derby Morning Line Favorite Derby Post Positions To Be Drawn Wednesday http://wfpl.org/post/derby-post-positions-be-drawn-wednesday <p><span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span></p><p>The post positions and early odds for Saturday&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/" jquery17106440213772120933="15">Kentucky Derby</a> will be set Wednesday.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 21:37:17 +0000 Rick Howlett 98 at http://wfpl.org Derby Post Positions To Be Drawn Wednesday