California Chrome has run away from the competition in five consecutive victories, winning by an average of over five lengths.
Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome has been made the heavy 3-5 favorite for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew a favorable post position in the 10-horse field.
The only time Victor Espinoza won the Kentucky Derby was aboard War Emblem in 2002. They broke from the No. 5 post, the same position he’ll start the 140th edition of the race with early 5-2 favorite California Chrome.
California Chrome romped to a 5 1/4-length victory in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby, stamping him as a strong favorite heading into next month’s Kentucky Derby.
A 56-year-old man, accused of grabbing a 10-year-old boy and sniffing his armpit, was sentenced to 32 months in prison Thursday after pleading guilty.
A 425-pound gang member arrested for allegedly trying to kidnap a 10-year-old boy who was on his way to soccer practice was charged Wednesday with false imprisonment.