Before, this blog has covered it’s sponsored rider, Cesar de Alba and the fact that he trains at the same track as then-Kentucky Derby competitor California Chrome. Since then, California Chrome has galloped toward greater heights, winning both the Kentucky Derby and today, the Preakness Stakes.
California Chrome is now on track to win the Triple Crown. The Belmont Stakes, a 1 1/2 mile dirt track, is the longest in thoroughbred racing. It is at that site in Elmont, New York that spectators will be able to see California Chrome potentially make history.
California Chrome, foaled February 18 2011, trained at Los Alamitos Race Track in California.
The first winner of the Triple Crown was Sir Barton in 1919, while the most recent Triple Crown winner was the thoroughbred Affirmed in 1978.
For more information on California Chrome’s incredible win at the Preakness Stakes, read the New York Times article at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/sports/california-chrome-wins-the-preakness-stakes.html