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California Chrome wins Preakness; one victory from Triple Crown
California Chrome wins Preakness; one victory from Triple Crown

Could this finally be the year? And could this wannabe savior of horse racing be the unlikeliest of prospects, having been bred in California and stabled at a quarter horse track? In three weeks we’ll know if California Chrome will be the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win horse racing’s Triple Crown. Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., California Chrome became the 13th horse to win both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness since Affirmed ascended racing’s highest platform. California Chrome had a perfect trip at Pimlico, getting out of the gate quickly and settling into third for the first half. He made his move easily around the final turn to...

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