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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

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome arrives at Belmont Park led by assistant trainer Alan Sherman on May 20, 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 Impresses In 1st Jog At Belmont Park

Assistant trainer Alan Sherman said California Chrome is surprising him with how quickly he is bouncing back from his last two big races.

05/21/2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome arrives at Belmont Park led by assistant trainer Alan Sherman on May 20, 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 Trainer: Horse Racing Needs A Triple Crown Winner

California Chrome has arrived in New York to begin preparations for his bid to become horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 36 years.

05/21/2014

California Chrome arrives at Belmont Park on May 20, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

California Chrome Arrives At Belmont Park

California Chrome is here! The Triple Crown hopeful arrived at Belmont Park on Tuesday morning.

05/20/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 17: California Chrome #3, ridden by Victor Espinoza, races to the finishline to win during the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Dyer: NYRA’s Common Sense May End Up A Catalyst For Horse Racing’s Rebirth

The New York Racing Association Became everyone’s best friend on Monday — not just because it used common sense, but because it has the sport’s long-term health in mind.

05/20/2014

California Chrome (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Keidel: Ruling Sets Up California Chrome — And Us — For Something Epic

The most notable nose in sports gets a reprieve. So now California Chrome visits the Big Apple, bandaged nostrils and all, to grace or tease us with eternity.

05/20/2014

California Chrome #3, ridden by Victor Espinoza, crosses the finish line to win the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Jim Dietz/Getty Images)

Belmont Stakes Ticket Demand And Prices Soar Following Nasal Strip Ruling

As the surge in ticket sales shows, it is in everyone’s best interests for California Chrome to be at Belmont Park on June 7.

05/19/2014

California Chrome #3, ridden by Victor Espinoza, crosses the finish line to win the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Jim Dietz/Getty Images)

Exhale! California Chrome Gets OK To Race With Nasal Strip At Belmont

California Chrome could have abandoned his Triple Crown bid, but racing fans can now exhale. “Nasalgate” has come to a quick — and satisfying — conclusion.

05/19/2014

California Chrome could become the first horse since 1978 to win the Triple Crown. (credit: Getty Images)

Trainer: California Chrome Might Sit Out Belmont Stakes Over Nasal Strip Rule

Trainer Art Sherman hinted the thoroughbred might sit out the Belmont Stakes if New York doesn’t change its regulations allowing thoroughbreds to wear nasal strips.

05/18/2014

California Chrome (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Monzo: Full Preview Of The 2014 Kentucky Derby

Some people are calling the 2014 Kentucky Derby one of the worst fields in quite some time. I am not sure I entirely agree with that. I look at this Derby as a great wagering opportunity.

05/02/2014

Belmont Park

2 Horses Die In Belmont Park Accident

Four-time graded stakes winner Caixa Eletronica and another horse died Saturday after a training accident at Belmont Park on Long Island.

01/04/2014

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Federal Court Nixes New Jersey Appeal In Sports Betting Case

A federal appeals court dealt another blow to New Jersey’s efforts to legalize sports gambling Tuesday, upholding a ruling that the state’s betting law conflicts with federal law and shouldn’t be implemented.

09/17/2013

Thoroughbreds in action at Saratoga Race Course. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Monzo: Putting Together A Wednesday Pick 6 At Saratoga

I figured this week we will try something different. Instead of picking winners and breaking down individual races and horses, I thought we would try to make a reasonable Pick 6 play.

08/14/2013

John Campbell drives Lucky Chucky in the Hambletonian elimination at the Meadowlands Racetrack - East Rutherford, NJ - Jul 31, 2010 (Photo: U.S. Trotting Association)

Palladino: Hambletonian Is Going Back To Its Old Ways

In an effort to throw some added excitement to the world’s greatest trotting event, its organizers have brought back same-day heat racing, which was a Hambletonian staple between 1991 and ‘96.

07/31/2013

Monmouth Park (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Monzo: Breaking Down A Big Weekend Of Graded Races

This weekend is one of the better weekends for finding big races in the East, both on the turf and on the dirt. We also get to see some solid runners, including Preakness winner Oxbow and Belmont Stakes winner Palice Malice.

07/26/2013

Photo Galleries
2014 Belmont Stakes

146th Belmont Stakes

Belmont Park as seen from Chopper 880 on May 20, 2014 (Credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Belmont Park From Up Above

WCBS 880’s Tom Kaminski takes some incredible photos of Belmont Park.

138th Preakness Stakes

138th Preakness Stakes

Photos from the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes.

144th Belmont Stakes

144th Belmont Stakes

Photos from the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, NY.

Triple Crown hopefull I'll Have Another

I’ll Have Another Practices At Belmont Park

Photos of Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another.

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