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California Chrome wins Preakness

California Chrome wins Preakess to keep Triple Crown bid alive

Trainer Art Sherman talks with his son and assistant Alan Sherman, right, as they watch Preakness Stakes favorite Californian Chrome gallop at Pimlico...
California Chrome, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, wins the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Bal...
California Chrome, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, wins the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Bal...

Preakness Horse Racing

Trainer Art Sherman talks with his son and assistant Alan Sherman, right, as they watch Preakness Stakes favorite Californian Chrome gallop at Pimlico...

Preakness Horse Racing

California Chrome, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, wins the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Bal...

Preakness Horse Racing

California Chrome, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, wins the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Bal...

BALTIMORE (AP) -- California Chrome has won the Preakness Stakes to keep alive his bid to capture U.S. horse racing's 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 on Saturday.

He covered the 1 3-16th mile (1,900-meter) course in 1:54.84.

Ride On Curlin finished second and Social Inclusion took third.

It was the first Preakness victory for the 77-year-old trainer. California Chrome has won six straight races.

The chestnut colt is the first California-bred horse to win the Preakness since Snow Chief in 1986.

With a victory in the Belmont on June 7, California Chrome will become the 11th Triple Crown winner and the first since Affirmed in 1978.


Updated : 2021-01-19 02:42 GMT+08:00