Belmont Stakes 2011: Stay Thirsty Has The Home Track Advantage

The 2011 Belmont Stakes post position draw happened Wednesday morning and Stay Thirsty drew the second position. That's a favorable spot for a horse that already has a bit of an advantage heading into Saturday's race.

Queens native and owner Mike Repole sees his horse's history on the track and in the area as a definite advantage.

"He has two wins and two seconds in New York."

Stay Thirsty finished 12th in the Kentucky Derby and fifth in the 2010 Breeder's Cup Juvenile.

The horse also comes from great, local pedigree. Stay Thirsty was sired by 2006 Preakness and Travers Stakes winner Bernardini, the son of the 1992 Horse of the Year A.P Indy.

Look back on our 2011 Preakness StoryStream to get up to speed To look back at the Derby, check out SB Nation's 2011 Kentucky Derby StoryStream. Also, our horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come has two must-read resources for Belmont fans: A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.

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