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Mike Francesa and Alan Sherman at Belmont Park (Credit: Brian Monzo/WFAN)

On The Fan: Asst. Trainer ‘Real Confident’ In California Chrome’s Chances

“I’m real confident,” Sherman told Francesa. “I am. Just the way he’s been training on this track. Obviously he hasn’t run on it, but he’s been training great over it.”

06/06/2014

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

Jockey Mike Smith sits aboard Palace Malice in the winners circle after winning the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 8, 2013 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Palace Malice Wins 145th Belmont Stakes

Palace Malice took charge on the turn for home and won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, holding off Kentucky Derby winner Orb.

06/08/2013

Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens with Mike Francesa (Credit: Brian Monzo/WFAN)

LISTEN: Francesa Chats With Biggest Names In Horse Racing Ahead Of Belmont Stakes

Ahead of the 145th Belmont Stakes, WFAN’s Mike Francesa was live from Belmont Park on Friday to preview the third leg of the Triple Crown. You can listen to all of the exclusive audio from Friday’s program right here.

06/07/2013

Todd Pletcher (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Slop Or Not, Pletcher Looking To Go 2-0 With Belmont Fillies

The best horsemen in the business like to change things up every once in a while in the Belmont Stakes. And with the weather forecast predicting a sloppy track, almost any horse can come out on top.

06/07/2013

Trainer D. Wayne Lucas stands with Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow after a light workout at Belmont Park on June 4, 2013 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Oxbow Trainer D. Wayne Lukas Enjoying Belmont Stakes Spotlight

Cowboy boots, blue jeans, starched sports shirt, gleaming smile and shades. Yes, trainer D. Wayne Lukas is back in the spotlight during the Triple Crown. And don’t think he isn’t enjoying every second of it.

06/06/2013

Joel Rosario atop Orb on his way to winning the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Travis Lindquist/Getty Images)

Kentucky Derby Winner Orb Made 3-1 Favorite For Belmont Stakes

Orb was made the 3-1 morning-line favorite in a 14-horse field entered Wednesday for the final leg of the Triple Crown.

06/05/2013

Kentucky Derby winner Orb.(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Orb Wins 139th Kentucky Derby, Newest Contender For The Triple Crown

Morning-line favorite Orb wins the 139th Kentucky Derby.

05/04/2013