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California Chrome chases history in Belmont Stakes

California Chrome chases history in Belmont Stakes

California Chrome takes a lap, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, during a workout Friday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.

June 06, 2014 7:05 pm
California Chrome chases history in Belmont Stakes

California Chrome chases history in Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK | California Chrome is 1 1/2 miles away from ending the longest drought in racing history — 36 years without a Triple Crown winner.

June 06, 2014 7:05 pm Related
Myriad factors make winning Triple Crown so tough

Myriad factors make winning Triple Crown so tough

California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado in the saddle, gallops in the rain at Belmont Park race track in Elmont, NY., on Thursday.

June 05, 2014 7:25 pm
California Chrome on target for Belmont Stakes

California Chrome on target for Belmont Stakes

Exercise rider Willie Delgado hot walks California Chrome after a workout at Belmont Park on Tuesday in Elmont, The horse attempts to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978 when he races in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.

June 03, 2014 5:35 pm
California Chrome on target for Belmont Stakes

California Chrome on target for Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK | Art Sherman got his first glimpse of California Chrome in action in two weeks, and the trainer liked what he saw.

June 03, 2014 5:35 pm
OFFBEAT: Alligator hat nets top award at 2014 WANISS May Wine Brunch

OFFBEAT: Alligator hat nets top award at 2014 WANISS May Wine Brunch

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am
'Chrome' looks for golden Preakness as favorite

'Chrome' looks for golden Preakness as favorite

BALTIMORE | California Chrome has run away from the competition in five consecutive victories, winning by an average of over five lengths.

May 16, 2014 3:58 pm

California Chrome runs with bulls-eye in Preakness

After California Chrome's win in the Kentucky Derby as the favorite, the California colt will be running in the Preakness with a bullseye on his back.

May 09, 2014 9:34 pm
California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

Victor Espinoza rides California Chrome to victory during the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs on Saturday in Louisville, Ky.

May 03, 2014 6:49 pm

California Chrome sets gold standard for Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | The owners of California Chrome are putting all their hopes into the chestnut colt to win the Kentucky Derby.

May 02, 2014 5:00 pm
Kentucky Derby Horse Racing

Kentucky Derby Horse Racing

Jockey Rosie Napravnik answers questions at Churchill Downs on Thursday. She's trying to become the first woman to win the Kentucky Derby.

May 01, 2014 7:05 pm

Things to know for the 140th Kentucky Derby

The garland of red roses. The solid gold trophy. An estimated payday of $1.24 million.

April 25, 2014 11:22 am
OFFBEAT: Artist James-Paul Brown here for weekend Courthouse party

OFFBEAT: Artist James-Paul Brown here for weekend Courthouse party

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 19, 2013 12:00 am
Belmont Stakes could be wet, wide-open race

Belmont Stakes could be wet, wide-open race

Preakness winner Oxbow, left, is guided by trainer D. Wayne Lukas, right, to his barn at Belmont Park following a morning workout Friday in Elmont, N.Y. Oxbow is entered in Saturday's Belmont Stakes horse race.

June 07, 2013 8:01 pm
Belmont Stakes could be wet, wide-open race

Belmont Stakes could be wet, wide-open race

NEW YORK | Orb and Oxbow. Oxbow and Orb. Anyway you draw it up, there will not be a Triple Crown on the line in the $1 million Belmont Stakes today.

June 07, 2013 8:01 pm
Derby winner Orb prepares for Preakness run

Derby winner Orb prepares for Preakness run

Joel Rosario sits on Orb in the winners circle after winning the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Saturday in Louisville, Ky.

May 05, 2013 5:21 pm
Derby winner Orb prepares for Preakness run

Derby winner Orb prepares for Preakness run

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Now that Shug McGaughey has won the Kentucky Derby, it's time for the 62-year-old trainer to go after another race missing from his Hall of Fame resume.

May 05, 2013 5:21 pm
O'Neill loses bid for repeat Derby title

O'Neill loses bid for repeat Derby title

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Trainer Doug O'Neill came up short in his bid to defend his Kentucky Derby title.

May 04, 2013 7:45 pm
Orb

Orb

Exercise rider Jenn Patterson rides Kentucky Derby favorite Orb for a workout at Churchill Downs on Friday in Louisville, Ky.

May 03, 2013 5:20 pm
Wide-open race expected in 139th Kentucky Derby

Wide-open race expected in 139th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | A trainer flooding the field with five horses. A black jockey trying to make history, and a woman rider, too. Louisville coach Rick Pitino seeking a double — champions in racing and basketball. He's sure in the right place.

May 03, 2013 5:20 pm
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