2011 Belmont Stakes: Results and Reaction Live Blog

Burton DeWitt@bsd987Senior Analyst IJune 9, 2011

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 08:  Animal Kingdom is held by Assistant Trainer Dave Rock during a bath after a training session in preparation for The Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 8, 2011 in Elmont, New York.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The last leg of the 2011 Triple Crown is upon us, and what a race it shapes up to be.

For the first time since 2005, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners will square off in a rubber match. But that's not the entire story.

The top seven finishers from the Kentucky Derby and nine horses total who ran in at least one of the first two legs are back, including Derby runner-up Nehro and Mucho Macho Man, who ran third in the Derby and sixth in the Preakness.

Tune in here throughout the next few days for all the latest news and information from the 143rd Belmont Stakes and follow me on Twitter for up-to-the-second Belmont updates.