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2012 Belmont Stakes: Post Position Draw Wednesday Morning

Post positions for the 2012 Belmont Stakes will be drawn Wednesday morning. The draw will be streamed live at BelmontStakes.com beginning at 11 a.m. ET.

I’ll Have Another will be seeking horse racing’s first Triple Crown since Affirmed won it in 1978, 34 years ago. There could be as many as 12 horses entered in Saturday’s 144th running of the Belmont, and the post position draw might be crucial. Here is a look at winning Belmont post positions since 1905.

Post Positions/Wins

Post 1 (23 wins)
2 (11)
3 (14)
4 (10)
5 (14)
6 (7)
7 (13)
8 (6)
9 (4)
10 (2)
11 (2)

From the raw numbers it might seem as though an inside post would be advantageous in the 1 1/2-mile Belmont. The numbers may, however, be skewed by historically small Belmont fields.

Since 1978 11 horses have entered the Belmont with a chance at winning the Triple Crown. None, of course, have succeeded.