California Chrome Wins Preakness
California Chrome will try to become the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win the triple crown on Saturday June 7 at the Belmont Stakes in New York. Jockey Victor Espinoza held off a late charge from Ride on Curlin to win Saturday's 139th running of the Preakness Stakes.
Since 1978, 11 horses have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes double, but failed at the Belmont. A 12th horse, 2012's I'll Have Another, did not race at Belmont after winning the first two legs.
California Chrome finished the 1 3/16 mile race in 1:54 4/5.
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