Victor Espinoza

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome draws the No. 2 post for the Belmont Stakes. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown on June 7. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

History Not On California Chrome’s Side At Crowded Belmont

Since Affirmed became the last Triple Crown winner in 1978, three Belmont fields with the same history on the line also drew 11 horses in 1981, 1988 and 2002.

06/05/2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome trains with jockey Victor Espinoza at Belmont Park on May 31, 2014. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Video: California Chrome Duo Throw First Pitches At Yankee Stadium

It’s an honor that can go very, very wrong. But California Chrome’s jockey and assistant trainer were right on the money Monday night in the Bronx.

06/03/2014