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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

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

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

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