California Chrome Wins the Preakness!


The Triple Crown dream is still alive, as California Chrome looked spectacular winning the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.  Jockey Victor Espinoza rode a safe race to get California Chrome in the clear, lying just off the pace for the first half mile.  He made a big move around the home turn and held off a determined bid from Ride On Curlin in the final furlong.  Social Inclusion finished well beaten in third.   The time was 1:54 and four fifths, which should silence the naysayers who picked at his slow Derby fractions.

Could there be a better story than “the people’s horse,” a flashy chestnut splashed in white who runs with his heart for the wire?  Could this be the Triple Crown winner we’ve been waiting for?  Bring on the Belmont!

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