Union Rags' Early Promise Vindicated in the Belmont!

6/11/12

Union Rags before the race
Union Rags before the race

 

Phyllis Wyeth's Union Rags silenced his critics on Saturday in the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes with a breathtaking drive through small hole along the rail in a thrilling stretch run against Paynter. The bay colt trained by Michael Matz was expertly guided to victory by jockey John Velazquez on his home track. I'll Have Another, who lost his bid for the Triple Crown after a career-ending tendon injury, was presented in the Paddock area with jockey Mario Gutierrez and ceremonially unsaddled for retirement.

I'll Have Another
I'll Have Another

 

Carnation Blanket Union Rags going to the winner's circle
Carnation Blanket Union Rags going to the winner's circle

 

Breyer was well-represented at the Belmont with many fans present for what everyone had hoped would be a historic race! We have Kelly Weimer, co -author of the Breyer Animal Collector's Guide, to thank for these great pictures!

Kelly W and I'll Have Another Hat Breyer Hats
Kelly Weimer & her I'll have Another Hat Breyer Hats at Belmont

 

Union Rags cooling off Paynter - Mike Smith
Union Rags cooling off Paynter - Mike Smith up

 

All photos courtesy of Kelly Weimer

Categories: | Breyer_News | Collector_Club_News

Comments

CH sprinkles Says:
07/06/2012 at 9:31 pm

i wanted i`ll have a nother to win but their was a problem so he could not race but union rags did not really win the triple crown race

Breyers14 Says:
06/29/2012 at 10:01 am

Union Rags and I'll Have Another

I think Breyer should make a breyer for Union Rags and I'll Have Another ,Union Rags can be in the Zenatta mold and I'll Have Another in the Smarty Jones mold .
:D

12breyerhorses4me Says:
06/28/2012 at 8:12 pm

triple crown

I'll have another wins the derby, wins the preakness, and who wins the belmont union rags
i think you should mack a model of i'll have another and union rags

CnC O'Lonesome Me Says:
06/22/2012 at 11:27 pm

I'll Have Another

Another horse ruined by tendinitis, such a horrible condition for a horse. hope the owners have money to pay for vet bills. i was so mad that he got retired. with tendonitis he can't do anything but be in a field for he rest of his life and sire foals. Breyer please make a model of him. i will buy it for sure.

clogva1 Says:
06/17/2012 at 9:35 pm

I'll have Another

I'll Have Another should have his own breyer!

Marissa Says:
06/17/2012 at 9:46 am

New Model Please!

I think breyer SHOULD make a model of I'll Have Another. He's absolutely an AmAzInG horse and even though he didn't win the Belmont he still won the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby! 2 out of 3! I actually don't recall Breyer ever making a portrait model of a Canadian racehorse before and it would be great if they did. He was Kentucky bred but Canadian owned. He deserves a place in history.I'll Have Another reminds me alittle of the Great Secretariat. I'll Have Another was such an unknown, underdog, but he wowed a nation!!!

kas822 Says:
06/15/2012 at 8:20 pm

I'll Have Another please

I think Breyer should definately make another model, this time of I'll Have Another. Even though we didn't have a triple crown winner this year, I think I'll Have Another still deserves to be a breyer so we can all celebrate what alomost was.

Cait Says:
06/15/2012 at 7:17 pm

i'll have another

breyer should make a model of i'll have another

Mintkitten Says:
06/15/2012 at 8:32 am

New model

IHA needs to be a model. Maybe breyer should make another thoroughbred mold? The only option would be the ruffian mold, and quite honestly that mold looks like a filly. The other racehorse mold is more stock-type... there needs to be a walking racehorse who looks like he's calmly walking to the winner's circle, like the last picture.
Please, please use TB conformation, breyer.

LexyKentucky Says:
06/13/2012 at 8:56 am

I'll have Another!

Was so sad to see that he wouldn't be running for the Triple Crown :[ Please make a model! Would make so many people happy! :D

Breyers14 Says:
06/12/2012 at 4:45 pm

Union Rags and I'll Have Another

I hope breyer make a Modle for these 2 ,It will Be really cool if they went breyerfest this year that will be cool .

ThoroughbredLova Says:
06/12/2012 at 7:18 am

I'll Have Another Model Please!!!

Definitely make an I'll Have Another model! For many of us collectors this would have been the first (and possibly last) triple crown that we would be alive for. That what makes I'll Have Another so important to us, and we want a way to remember him.

Shelbis Says:
06/11/2012 at 10:02 pm

Yes! I'll Have Another model! Please!

Lady K Says:
06/11/2012 at 8:03 pm

Belmont Stakes

Even though IHA didn't make it, I am glad Union Rags won. His owner truly believed in her great horse. Great pics girls, you really carried the spirit of the Belmont!

HKB Says:
06/11/2012 at 7:16 pm

What Might Have Been

If only I'll have Another had stayed sound and he and Union Rags could have continued to compete against each other in the Belmont, Breeder's Cup and beyond...sigh...Horse racing is made of "what ifs."

Hedgehog Says:
06/11/2012 at 6:39 pm

Dear Breyer,

Please please please please PLEASE make an I'll Have Another model! He really deserves it :)

breyerluver Says:
06/11/2012 at 5:46 pm

Even though I'll Have Another didn't win the Triple Crown, he's still an amazing horse! Breyer HAS to make a model of him!

Boozie Says:
06/11/2012 at 1:03 pm

I'll Have Another

Breyer reeves should make a Breyer horse of I'll Have Another!

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