California Chrome won the Preakness in dramatic fashion Saturday to keep alive his bid for horse racing’s first Triple Crown since 1978.
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The Kentucky Derby is among the world’s toughest races to win but California Chrome made it look easy. After his convincing win at Churchill, California Chrome will be a worthy and overwhelming favorite in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday. He is one of only three colts exiting the Derby expected to run in the Preakness. The so-called “new shooters” — those that didn’t make the cut for the Kentucky Derby but will enter the Preakness — includes a mixed-bag of 3-year-old colts and one filly who will take on the “boys.”
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Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye is getting his own race. Santa Anita will feature the Grade 3 Eddie D. Stakes on opening day of the track’s autumn meet on Sept. 28.
Shackleford battled for the lead from the start and held off a late charge from Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom to win the Preakness Stakes.