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Post Sat May 17, 2014 6:43 pm

California Chrome....

2 down, 1 to go........can he do it? I say YES!
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Post Sat May 17, 2014 7:21 pm

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ME TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great horse.....
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The Coburns (his owners) give Chrome his favorite cookies........he runs for those cookies!!
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By BETH HARRIS
AP Racing Writer

BALTIMORE (AP) -- California Chrome won the Preakness in dramatic fashion Saturday to keep alive his bid for horse racing's first Triple Crown since 1978.

As a follow-up to his victory in the Kentucky Derby, trainer Art Sherman's horse justified his stature as the overwhelming favorite by outrunning Ride On Curlin to the finish Saturday.

It was the first Preakness victory for the 77-year-old trainer. California Chrome has won six straight races.

The chestnut colt covered the 1 3-16th mile course in 1:54.84.

With Victor Espinoza in the saddle, California Chrome stayed off the pace in third place before kicking into another gear to storm in front.

"It's an awesome feeling," Espinoza said. "Today it was just a crazy race. I got more tired mentally than physically. I see another horse go to the front. I was going to sit second. .. I sit back, as soon as the other horse got clear of me, it worked out perfect."

Although Ride On Curlin was strong at the finish, he didn't have enough to catch the winner.

California Chrome paid $3 and $2.40. Ride On Curlin returned $5.60 and $3.80. Social Inclusion, who went off as the second favorite at 5-1, returned $3.40.

General a Rod was fourth and Ring Weekend took fifth.

California Chrome is the first California-bred horse to win the Preakness since Snow Chief in 1986.

With a victory in the Belmont on June 7, California Chrome will become the 12th Triple Crown winner in history and the first since Affirmed. Since 1978, 11 horses have won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, but failed to win Belmont.
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So happy for this horse :-) Trainer said it was the 1st time "Chromee" ( Nickname ) was on a slick track and Chromee had no problems and even liked it. :-) Was very good omens. :-)
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Post Sat May 17, 2014 8:46 pm

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I'm Go-na start Marketing "California Chrome Cookies" :D I'll make MILLIONS 8-) 8-) 8-) Image
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Post Sat May 17, 2014 10:26 pm

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What an awesome horse! :-)
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Post Sat May 17, 2014 11:30 pm

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jsw14 wrote:I'm Go-na start Marketing "California Chrome Cookies" :D I'll make MILLIONS 8-) 8-) 8-) Image



Jsw, it has been done...


They are called "Mrs Pastures".............
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Post Sat May 17, 2014 11:42 pm

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That was an awesome race today but I'm not getting my hopes up for a Triple Crown. I always cringe at the trainers and owners that rest their horses through the Preakness and arrive at the Belmont fresh. I thought he looked a little scrawny today, maybe he just needs more cookies. I just hope he stays sound and has a good race in 3 weeks... :mrgreen:
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Post Sat May 17, 2014 11:49 pm

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Rochelle, what i really like about his chances to win the triple crown is all the research that the one owner has done regarding which races to put him in to lead up to the Derby win and beyond. Very impressive.

J, if you are going door to door selling these cookies like the girl scouts put me down for 6 boxes. I love a great story.
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Post Sun May 18, 2014 12:26 am

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I hope he takes it all, I really like the horse. I just see that seemingly never ending Belmont stretch looming and shake my head. What a truly daunting task for a 3 year old colt. One of my reservations is how he runs. Seems like front runners don't do as well as those that come from behind. Of course then you have that one, the all time greatest Secretariat that could do it all. What I wouldn't give to see another Triple Crown winner like that. Of course I have to skip over the year Affirmed won as I was an Alydar fan... :mrgreen:
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Post Sun May 18, 2014 8:09 am

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beautiful horse hope he can do it but in my book the greatest racehorse ever was Phar Lap!!!!
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Post Sun May 18, 2014 8:44 am

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Hope Chrome does it, but we'll see...
Winning 3 of 3 reminds me of drivers trying to win the "Winston Million".... difficult to do.
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Post Sun May 18, 2014 9:13 am

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California Chrome's run in Belmont Stakes in doubt over nasal strips?

:arrow: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ho ... rit=206567
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Post Mon May 19, 2014 4:24 pm

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Got the ok today to run the nasal strip! Of course you knew they would, they aren't any big deal anymore... :mrgreen:
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Post Mon May 19, 2014 5:19 pm

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CHEATER!!!!!!! :D
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Post Tue May 20, 2014 12:09 am

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lol, mj... It's not cheatin' if ya ask permission 1st! :mrgreen:
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