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Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, trains on the main track at Belmont Park on June 5, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Officials Kick Off Belmont Stakes Festivities In Garden City

There is still a couple of days before California Chrome hits the track at Belmont for a chance to become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years, but the celebration for Saturday’s big race has already started.

06/05/2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome draws the No. 2 post for the Belmont Stakes. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown on June 7. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

History Not On California Chrome’s Side At Crowded Belmont

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.

06/05/2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado, walks in his barn after training on the main track at Belmont Park on June 4, 2014 in Elmont, New York. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

California Chrome Made 3-5 Favorite For Belmont; Draws No. 2 Post

California Chrome is the 3-5 early favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown champion.

06/04/2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, trains on the main track at Belmont Park on June 3, 2014 in Elmont, New York. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

California Chrome Co-Owner: ‘No Doubt’ Colt Will Win Triple Crown

Art Sherman got his first glimpse of California Chrome in action in two weeks, and the trainer liked what he saw. So did co-owner Steve Coburn.

06/04/2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado, waits to get bathed after jogging on the main track at Belmont Park on June 2, 2014 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Once In A Lifetime? California Chrome’s Story May Never Repeat

For all the buzz California Chrome’s feel-good run at the Triple Crown is generating for horse racing, his too-good-to-be-true story has virtually no chance of repeating itself, according to the numbers.

06/03/2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome trains with jockey Victor Espinoza at Belmont Park on May 31, 2014. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Video: California Chrome Duo Throw First Pitches At Yankee Stadium

It’s an honor that can go very, very wrong. But California Chrome’s jockey and assistant trainer were right on the money Monday night in the Bronx.

06/03/2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, walks on the main track at Belmont Park on June 2, 2014 in Elmont, N.Y. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Final Preparations Underway At Belmont For California Chrome’s Run At History

Just five days to go — and all eyes are on the racetrack. California Chrome’s fan club is growing. And so is the security detail for the Triple Crown threat at Belmont Park.

06/02/2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome with jockey Victor Espinoza trains at Belmont Park on May 31, 2014 in Elmont, New York. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Santa Anita’s California Chrome Fans To Be In Belmont State Of Mind

The suburban LA track will give fans free souvenir buttons and nasal strips next Saturday, the same day the chestnut colt runs for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.

06/02/2014

California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado and assistant trainer Alan Sherman, leaves the track at Belmont Park on May 27, 2014. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Spectators Come Out To Catch A Glimpse Of California Chrome During Belmont Training Run

He is a superstar on four legs, California Chrome could be the first Triple Crown Winner since 1978.

05/31/2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado, is walked in his barn after training on the main track at Belmont Park on May 30, 2014 in Elmont, New York. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

California Chrome Visits Paddock At Belmont; Timed Workout Saturday

California Chrome has visited the Belmont Park paddock and galloped his usual two miles in preparation for his bid to win horse racing’s first Triple Crown in 36 years.

05/30/2014

California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado and assistant trainer Alan Sherman, leaves the track at Belmont Park on May 27, 2014. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

‘Tough Race’ Shaping Up For California Chrome’s Triple Crown Bid At Belmont

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner galloped his usual 2 miles at Belmont Park on Wednesday, and new horses are lining up to challenge his bid at history in the Belmont Stakes.

05/29/2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome is walked in his barn after a morning workout at Belmont Park on May 27, 2014. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Past Triple Crown Winners Ready For New Champ In California Chrome

Patrice Wolfson is ready to give up her title as the co-owner of the last Triple Crown winner. She will get the chance if California Chrome is successful in his bid to join Affirmed and 10 other horses atop racing’s pinnacle.

05/28/2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome is walked in his barn after a morning workout at Belmont Park on May 27, 2014. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

California Chrome Has Exercise Rider Raving After Belmont Gallop

“I can tell you he loves this track, and I don’t see him any problem getting a mile and a half,” Willie Delgado said Tuesday. “This is the strongest I’ve felt about him winning a race.”

05/28/2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up top, trains on the main track at Belmont Park on May 24, 2014. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

California Chrome Could Face Challenge From Matterhorn At Belmont

California Chrome has galloped again in preparations for the Belmont Stakes, while a new contender trained by Todd Pletcher has emerged for the last leg of the Triple Crown.

05/27/2014

California Chrome at Belmont Park on May 20, 2014 (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Did You Know? California Chrome Was Nearly Named ‘Seabisquik’

What many don’t know is that Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome was this close to having one of three other names: Seabisquik, Lucky at Love or Big Chapter.

05/22/2014

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