Horse racing fans all over the world have been caught up in the excitement that has followed the Kentucky Derby. The winner, California Chrome, not only won the Kentucky Derby, but also the Preakness and has ignited a fire that many racing fans have forgotten for many years. This Saturday, he goes up against some of his strongest competitors to see if he can write his name in the history books as the first winner of the Triple Crown in almost forty years!
California Chrome isn’t the typical Thoroughbred race horse, he was bred out a mare that was thought to have little chance and owned by virtual unknowns in the horse racing world. No big name stables or fancy pedigrees here, just a good, solid horse that has proven himself! This chestnut colt has a strong way about him and a solid style on the track that has held up in two of the most competitive races on the planet. There’s only one more left before his name makes it’s way into the history books
The Belmont has long been the hardest jewel in the Triple Crown to achieve. It’s 1.5 mile length is the longest of all three races and with the experience that many of these horses have gained by racing in either the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness, they’re all in prime shape for the long trip down the track. Since 1978, when Affirmed won the last Triple Crown, 12 horses have come very close to this feat by winning both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, but none have yet to win the illustrious title of Triple Crown Winner!
Will history be made on Saturday? Will horse racing crown the first Triple Crown winner in almost 40 years? We’ll all just have to wait and see! Golden Oak Stables will bring you the full recap, and until then, keep your eye on the finish line!
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