California Chrome Eyes Belmont Stakes Next

Posted: May 20 2014, 9:06am CDT | by , in News | Latest Sports News

California Chrome Eyes Belmont Stakes Next
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California Chrome wants to become the king of Triple Crown races. After winning both Derby and Preakness, Chrome is now eyeing to win Belmont Stakes next month.

California Chrome is getting victory after victory. The speedy horse won Kentucky Derby previously. And now it gains another victory. California Chrome won the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore on Saturday.

California Chrome runs faster than Social Inclusion that stood third in the race. A mare named Love the Chase delivered California Chrome to owners Steve Coburn and Perry Martin for $8,000.

Chrome's only live is not just racing. He loves posing for pictures too. And he also loves the buzz of the track. His 77-year-old trainer, Art Sherman said, "Pure and simple, he's a rock star."

Sherman got emotional when Chrome won the race. "I knew we had to run harder this race," he told NBC. "He's a real racehorse and I'm hoping that the mile and half [in Belmont] is up his alley, too... It's a dream for any trainer to do this."

California Chrome won both Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. And now this horse is eyeing to win Belmont Stakes that will be held in Belmont Park in Hempstead, New York, on June 7. And if he will win the Belmont Stakes, he will become the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 who will get all three titles. He will become the king of Triple Crown races.

Till now in the horse race history, 38 horses won both the Derby and Preakness. And only 11 horses out of these 38, went on to win the Belmont Stakes

Of the 38 horses that won both the Derby and Preakness, only 11 went on to victory in the Belmont Stakes, which has the longest track than the previous twoTriple Crown races.

"I do believe he's that, like Seabiscuit," California Chrome's owner Coburn said. "He became the people's horse in the Depression because he was the little guy kicking the big guy. We're doing that in the same kind of way. No one ever gave it any credence, and we shouldn't be where we are now."

Source: CNN

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