Triple Crown

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

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)

California Chrome Wins Preakness, Sets Up Chance For Triple Crown

As a follow-up to his victory in the Kentucky Derby, trainer Art Sherman’s horse justified his stature as the overwhelming favorite by outrunning Ride On Curlin to the finish Saturday.

05/17/2014

The field breaks the gate at the start of the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 18, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (credit: Molly Riley/Getty Images)

11 Weirdest Names Of Horses That Won The Preakness

We here at CBS Local Sports have taken an interest in the names of horses who have won the Preakness Stakes. While most are pretty stately (kudos Knight of Ellerslie, 1884), others are, well, pretty weird. Behold the 11 weirdest names of horses that have won the Preakness…

05/17/2014

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

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Belmont Stakes: Kentucky Derby And Preakness Winners Set For A Rematch

This Saturday’s Belmont Stakes in New York lacks a Triple Crown attempt but it does include the next best thing: a rematch between the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winners.

06/06/2013

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