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Belmont Stakes ratings not too shabby

Eventual winner Union Rags, third from right, and

Eventual winner Union Rags, third from right, and the rest of the field leave the starting gate during the Belmont Stakes horse race at Belmont Park. (June 9, 2012) (Credit: AP)

NBC’s ratings for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday were well below what they would have been if not for I’ll Have Another being scratched,  but not as weak as many had anticipated.

The race averaged 9.6 percent of homes in the New York area and 5.4 in major markets nationally, above the norm for a non-Triple Crown Belmont.

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