Online Betting California Chrome is Preakness Winner

Published Sunday, May 18, 2014 -
Online Betting California Chrome is Preakness Winner

The most talked about horse race in a long while has become even more interesting with the May 17 win by California Chrome at the second round of the Triple Crown the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. A massive burst of enthusiasm was seen in the homestretch by the heavily favoured California Chrome who stood off a competitive shot by second place winner Ride On Curlin. Social Inclusion finished third in the pack.

The last time one horse won all three legs of the Triple Crown was when Affirmed took the crown in 1978. Now if California Chrome wins the Belmont Stakes in New York this horse will go down in the history as one of the greatest in thoroughbred racing.

Art Sherman the 77-year-old trainer of California Chrome described the colt, "Pure and simple, he's a rock star." Sherman says the horse loves the buzz at the track and posing for photographs. Sherman was visibly moved to tears at the completion of the Preakness race.

The longer distance at the Belmont Stakes has been the undoing of the 38 former winners of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness only eleven went on to win at the Belmont Stakes.

California Chrome is being compared to Seabiscuit, the small bay who never competed in a Triple Crown race but beat the Triple Crown winner War Admiral in a race at Pimlico in 1938 becoming a symbol of hope and pure determination. Steve Coburn, California Chromes co-owner along with Perry Martin commented, "I do believe he's that, like Seabiscuit," Coburn continued, "He became the people's horse in the Depression because he was the little guy kicking the big guy. We're doing that in the same kind of way. No one ever gave it any credence, and we shouldn't be where we are now."

The $10,000 dollar investment in California Chrome has paid off well after the horse has won more than $2.3 million in prize money before the Preakness.


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