Can California Chrome Get It Done and Crush the Preakness Field?
The second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness, will be run in horse racing Saturday at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Track. This is the second jewel of the Triple Crown. It is always run two weeks after the Kentucky Derby . It's a very quick turnaround. The Belmont Stakes is three weeks later on June 7.
California Chrome was the big winner of the Derby. It was the first time since 1962 a horse trained in Cali won the Derby. The last Triple Crown winner, Affirmed in 1978, was quite a horse. Since then a lot has changed in methods of horse training. California Chrome will be the heavy favorite to win the Preakness.
The Preakness is 1/16 of a mile shorter than the Derby. There will also be ten less horses in the Preakness.
California Chrome is ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza. Espinoza, has been around for a while--this isn't this first rodeo. He rode War Emblem to wins in the Derby and Preakness.
The Preakness takes place this Saturday at 4:30 p.m. This should be a very exciting race.
Chrome is special and you have a very experienced jockey in Espinoza. Any way you look at it all eyes will be on California Chrome to win the second leg of the Triple Crown. We'll see if this horse can cut the cake in Baltimore.