11:30 AM Jun 7, 2014
California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, trains on the main track at Belmont Park on June 4, 2014 in Elmont, New York. (Dennis Van Tine/UPPA via Zuma Press/MCT)
California Chrome will be the next to try when he goes to post at 6:52 p.m. EDT Saturday.
2:30 PM May 17, 2014
Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, during a morning workout at Pimlico Race Course in preparation for the 139th Preakness Stakes in Baltimore on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun/MCT)
Many of California Chrome’s nine challengers in the 13/16-mile classic concur that if the horse who has won five straight races by a combined 26 lengths since December shows his normal self, even their horses’ best day might only be good enough for second place.