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California Chrome a heavy favorite in Preakness
California Chrome a heavy favorite in Preakness

California Chrome continued his charmed existence on the road to the Triple Crown of horse racing Wednesday by drawing a favorable No. 3 post position for Saturday's Preakness Stakes. The race, 1 3/16 miles run at venerable Pimlico track for a $1.5-million purse, is the second leg of racing's beloved and elusive trifecta. This year's Preakness is the 139th. California Chrome, who has won his last five races by a total of 26 lengths, including his 13/4-length coasting-home victory at Churchill Downs two weeks ago, was installed as the 3-5 morning-line favorite. If those odds remain, there will be nothing like the wagering bonanza that resulted in his 5-2 departure from...

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