Belmont Stakes 2012 Start Time: Latest Post Times for Triple Crown Event

Justin WeltonAnalyst IIJune 9, 2012

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 11:  The field heads down the front stretch during the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 11, 2011 in Elmont, New York.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Despite I'll Have Another being forced to retire from the 2012 Belmont Stakes, according to Beth Harris of the Associated Press, there is plenty of excitement as other contenders see the door swing wide open. 

Dullahan, Union Rags, Unstoppable U, Street Life and Atigun are all expected to be in the thick of things with their great post position. Others could make headway if they can maintain endurance on the lengthy track. 

Some believe that post position doesn't matter as much at Belmont because of the length of the track, but we'll find out if it does on Saturday.

Here is everything you need to know about the 2012 Belmont Stakes. 

Belmont Stakes start time

When: 6:40 p.m. post time according to BelmontStakes.com

Where: Belmont Park, Elmont, New York

Watch:  NBC

Post Positions 

1. Street Life, 12/1

2. Unstoppable U, 30/1

3. Union Rags, 6/1

4. Atigun, 30/1

5. Dullahan, 5/1

6. Ravelo's Boy, 50/1

7. Five Sixteen, 50/1

8. Guyana Star Dweej, 50/1

9. Paynter, 8/1

10. Optimizer, 20/1

12. My Adonis, 20/1

Prediction

Union Rags will win the 2012 Belmont Stakes due to rest and quality post position.