Triple Crown

Santa Anita's opening weekend includes California Chrome and Beholder

Santa Anita's opening weekend includes California Chrome and Beholder

After one of the more interesting and unpredictable years in horse racing, Santa Anita finds itself with a 23-day fall meeting that will no doubt generate more questions than answers but in the end be where all the bragging and breeding rights are settled.

Friday is the first day of the meeting, but all the attention turns to Saturday, where there will be five Grade 1 stakes races filled with star power.

The headliner is California Chrome, the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, and easily the most popular and to this point most talented horse in the world. He’ll be running in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes over 1 1/8 miles. If Chrome wins Saturday, and...

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