California Chrome is the 3-5 early favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and will have a chance to become horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown champion.
The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will break from the No. 2 post on Saturday at Belmont Park.
California Chrome will be listed No. 2 in the betting program, the same spot as 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat.
“I don’t think he has to win the Triple Crown to be a hero,” trainer Art Sherman said. “He’s on a six-race winning streak. He’ll always be my hero. Just to win the Derby and Preakness is good enough for me. If he gets the Belmont, that’s the hat trick. Believe me, I’ll be really satisfied then. I’m the kind of guy that I take one race at a time. I hope we have a good trip and everybody comes away healthy. That’s my main concern.”
146TH BELMONT STAKES DRAW
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