California Chrome Does It Again

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

California Chrome won Saturday's running of the Preakness in Baltimore, setting up a chance for the Triple Crown.

He's the 34th horse to win both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness after outrunning Ride on Curlin at Pimlico. Social Inclusion was third. California Chrome stayed near the front pack and began to pull ahead at the turn before maintaining thoroughbred racing's hope for its first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.

California Chrome, which finished in 1:54 and 4/5ths with Victor Espinoza on board, paid $3.00, $3.00 and $2.40. He has won six straight races and became the first California-bred horse to win the Preakness since Snow Chief in 1986.

California Chrome will go for the third jewel at the Belmont Stakes in New York on June 7th on WOWT 6 NBC.

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