Belmont Stakes 2012 Winner: 5 Fun Facts About Union Rags

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Belmont Stakes 2012 Winner: 5 Fun Facts About Union Rags
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Union Rags is a true champion, with a back story that is worthy of the full glitz of a Hollywood movie. 

When he bolted down the backstretch of the Belmont for a close win in the prestigious race and a spot in America's fickle consciousness, that story fell into the spotlight. 

This colt won the race with great heart and competitive drive—two qualities we are always quick to identify with. So it is natural that people would want to know a little more about this competitor. Let this slideshow satiate your need for all things Union Rags. 

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