Chrome fever!

California Chrome has certainly captured the hearts and minds of even the smallest racing fans! Will they be rapping at Belmont Park on Saturday?  

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California Chrome Cruising at Belmont

Here he is, in his last breeze before the upcoming Belmont Stakes. California Chrome looks powerful and bursting with energy. It would be so awesome to see another Triple Crown Winner. I didn’t realize, when I watched Affirmed win the Belmont back in 1978 that it would become an almost impossible feat. Here’s hoping that […]

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Flair strips threaten to derail the Belmont Stakes

A self-adhesive strip almost derailed California Chrome’s pursuit of the Triple Crown . . . because the Nasal Flair Strips worn by the colt are banned in the state of New York for thoroughbred racing (not, funnily enough, for standardbreds). This was almost an issue in 2012 — Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another […]

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Palace Malice wins the Belmont

Palace Malice, the “rabbit” who ran away with Mike Smith in the Derby came back today with a perfect run to win the Belmont. He was one of the five horses entered by Todd Pletcher. In the Derby, the horse was wearing blinkers for the first time in a race. They were noticeably absent today. […]

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Union Rags wins the Belmont

Although the Belmont was a bit of an anti-climax without I’ll Have Another, Union Rags ran a lovely race, squeezing through a hole on the rail to win by a head from Paynter. Bet Mike Smith wishes he’d kept that hole shut!  

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I’ll Have Another out of the Belmont!

I’ll Have Another, who had energized racing fans with his bid for the Triple Crown has been scratched from the Belmont and retired from racing after being diagnosed with tendonitis. The sad news came today at a press conference at 1:00 p.m. EST. According to The Paulick Report: O’Neill said he noticed a “lack of […]

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