Longer track, shorter track, molasses pace, lightning pace—it doesn’t matter. California Chrome is going to respond the same way.
With a win.
The three-year-old colt took another step toward elusive Triple Crown immortality on Saturday, racing ahead of the 10-horse field at Pimlico to a highly impressive victory at the Preakness Stakes.
It was the first Preakness victory for the 77-year-old trainer. California Chrome has won six straight races.
With a victory in the Belmont on June 7, California Chrome will become the 12th Triple Crown winner in history and the first since Affirmed. Since 1978, 11 horses have won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, but failed to win the Belmont.