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California Chrome favored in final Triple Crown leg

Belmont Stakes

California Chrome is led to the race track by assistant trainer Alan Sherman, with exercise rider Willie Delgado aboard at Belmont Park race track in Elmont, NY., on Thursday. Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome will try for the Triple Crown on Saturday.

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NEW YORK — California Chrome became the early 3-5 favorite on Wednesday to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown champion and first in 36 years.
The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will face 10 rivals old and new on Saturday at Belmont Park. Since Affirmed became the last Triple Crown winner in 1978, three Belmont fields with the same history on the line also drew 11 horses in 1981, 1988 and 2002.
“They better worry about me,” California Chrome trainer Art Sherman said.
California Chrome will break from the No. 2 post under Victor Espinoza ...


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