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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
Assistant trainer Alan Sherman said California Chrome is surprising him with how quickly he is bouncing back from his last two big races.
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.
California Chrome is here! The Triple Crown hopeful arrived at Belmont Park on Tuesday morning.
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.
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.
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.
California Chrome could have abandoned his Triple Crown bid, but racing fans can now exhale. “Nasalgate” has come to a quick — and satisfying — conclusion.
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.