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Arcane rule might derail California Chrome's Triple Crown bid
Arcane rule might derail California Chrome's Triple Crown bid

A day after California Chrome won the Preakness, his trainer raised the startling possibility that he might not try for the Triple Crown because of New York rules barring a nasal adhesive strip the colt has used in recent races. If California Chrome were to win the Belmont Stakes on June 7, he'd capture the first Triple Crown in 36 years. The possibility that the charismatic horse could pull off the sport's signature achievement has the thoroughbred racing world abuzz. For years, racing lovers have said the sport needs a superstar in the mold of Secretariat or Seattle Slew to mitigate declines in attendance and mainstream interest. California Chrome's connections have...

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