California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado in the saddle, gallops in the rain at Belmont Park race track in Elmont, NY., on Thursday.
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.
NEW YORK | Art Sherman got his first glimpse of California Chrome in action in two weeks, and the trainer liked what he saw.
NEW YORK | California Chrome arrived in New York on Tuesday to begin preparations for his bid to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner in 36 years.
Assistant trainer Alan Sherman leads Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome to his stall at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. on Tuesday.
BALTIMORE | California Chrome has run away from the competition in five consecutive victories, winning by an average of over five lengths.
BALTIMORE | Manny Azpurua could be retired, enjoying the South Florida sunshine. He could walk away from training, secure in his success back in Venezuela, where he won more than 3,500 races before coming to the United States 35 years ago.
Exercise rider Domingo Navarro gallops Preakness Stakes entrant Social Inclusion at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Thursday. The horse's trainer is 85-year-old Manny Azpurua.
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.
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.
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.
BALTIMORE | Another year, another Triple Crown hopeful unable to come through.
Horse Wgt PP ST 1/4 1/2 3/4 Str Fin Jockey Odds Oxbow 126 6 3 1-1½ 1-2 1-1½ 1-3 1-1¾ Stevens 15.40 Itsmyluckyday 126 9 5 4-1 4-hd 3-hd 2-2½ 2-½ Velazquez 8.50 Mylute 126 5 9 9 9 8-3 3-1 3-6¾ Napravnik 10.90 Orb 126 1 6 6-1½ 5-½ 7-½ 6-4½ 4-½ Rosario 0.70 Goldencents 126 2 1 2-2½ …
BALTIMORE | Oxbow put D. Wayne Lukas in the record books again with an upset of Orb in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, giving the Hall of Fame trainer his 14th win in a Triple Crown race.
The field for Saturday's 138th Preakness Stakes, with post position, horse's name, jockey's name and odds:
Joel Rosario sits on Orb in the winners circle after winning the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Saturday in Louisville, Ky.
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.
NEW YORK | The Triple Crown.
BALTIMORE | No one is loving the run up to Saturday's Preakness more than Doug O'Neill.
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