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2012 Belmont Stakes News And Notes: Ravelo's Boy Will Enter

The 2012 Belmont Stakes is less than two weeks away, with I'll Have Another bidding to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. Here is what is making news for the Belmont today.

Ravelo's Boy Confirmed for Belmont Stakes |
Following a seven-furlong work in 1:28 1/5 over a fast track at Calder Casino & Race Course Sunday morning, trainer Manny Azpurua confirmed that Korina Stable’s Ravelo's Boy, last seen finishing fifth in the Tampa Bay Derby March 10, will make his next start in the Belmont Stakes June 9.

I'll Have Another's trainer has a lot on his plate
Doug O'Neill said he slept "like a log" on the red-eye from California, and soon after landing in New York on Sunday, he saw his superstar colt for the first time in a week.

Can I'll Have Another end Triple Crown drought?
As Real Quiet burst clear by four lengths under Kent Desormeaux at the eighth pole in the 1998 Belmont Stakes, it looked as if America finally would celebrate a 12th Triple Crown. Then Victory Gallop began closing in, and one of the most memorable stretch duels of all time was on.