Belmont Stakes notebook
Union Rags spoiling for a fight in Belmont Stakes
Trainer Matz believes Union Rags has chance
He was the horse everyone touted coming out of his two-year-old season with wins in three of four starts. He was the favorite each time in the Kentucky Derby futures betting. A four-length victory in the Fountain of Youth Stakes in his three-year-old debut at Gulfstream Park did nothing to diminish the stature of Union Rags.