SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— A horse so popular that has made his way into mainstream America, will try to end horse racing’s 36-year Triple Crown drought at Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. California Chrome competes on Saturday and with victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness behind him, many have him as the favorite to win.
However, Bloodhorse.com Senior Editor Steve Haskin said Chrome’s competition looks pretty stiff.
“We’ve got several horses that ran in the Kentucky Derby, but skipped the Preakness stakes, so they’re fresh and they’re ready to go,” Haskin said. “He’s going to have to run his A-race.”
Haskin said he also likes a horse called Tonalist’s chances and notes the Belmont Stakes will be the longest Chrome has ever had to run in a race.