Tonalist didn’t run the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness, and was fresh for the Stakes. In fact, of the 11 horses at the starting gate, only 3, including California hrome, ran every race.
California Chrome has failed in his bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years.
Chrome craziness set in at Belmont Park Saturday as the hours ticked down ahead of the horse’s bid to end racing’s 36-year Triple Crown drought.
California Chrome will try to win the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, which would make him horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. Despite favorable odds, it won’t be easy.
California Chrome, the popular horse that’s made his way into mainstream America, will try to end horse racing’s 36-year Triple Crown drought at Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.
Find out who our experts believe will win, place and show in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.
The bet I will most happily cash will be an exacta with California Chrome finishing first and Samraat in second. I will also hedge a bit with a five horse exacta box that excludes California Chrome — just in case.
California Chrome will go to the post on Saturday as the deserving favorite in this year’s Belmont Stakes in New York. More importantly, he will attempt to become the twelfth Triple Crown winner in American racing history.
Horse racing Triple Crown contender California Chrome had some small but very dangerous company on the race track last week.
We here at CBS Local Sports have taken an interest in the names of horses who have won the Preakness Stakes. While most are pretty stately (kudos Knight of Ellerslie, 1884), others are, well, pretty weird. Behold the 11 weirdest names of horses that have won the Preakness…