Paynter 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