A Great Race Horse who was a favorite in The Florida Derby as well as the Kentucky Derby, Union Rags didn’t win those two races. A mutual choice for all involved Rags didn’t race in the Preakness. The Horse ended up winning the Belmont Stakes. With a change in Jockeys and a longer race, I think both added to the win.
Union Rags was a 6-5 favorite to win the Florida Derby and will be at The Kentucky Derby still considered a favorite to win by many. Union Rags came in 3rd place at The Florida Derby and here is a look at where the horse was right before the race. In these photos Union Rags had his right rear shoe become askew while saddling and it was being fixed in these photos. Also in the photos Jockey Julien Leparoux, Trainer Michael R.Matz, Owner in Wheelchair Phyllis M. Wyeth.