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California Chrome goes for a jog at Belmont Park

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Monday was time for a jog at Belmont Park for California Chrome. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, trained by Art Sherman, jogged once around Belmont Park’s 1 1/2-mile track with his regular exercise rider Willie Delgado. Owned by Steven Coburn and Perry Martin, the chestnut colt will gallop at Belmont Park Tuesday morning, four ... Read More »

Last workouts Sunday for Belmont Stakes contenders

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Sunday marked the last opportunity for some of this year’s Belmont Stakes contenders to post workouts leading to Saturday’s 146th Belmont Stakes. At Belmont Park, Preakness runner-up Ride On Curlin worked seven furlongs in 1:28.03 with regular exercise rider Bryan Beccia in the saddle. “I thought he went super,” trainer Billy Gowan said. “He went just ... Read More »

Horses work Saturday for Belmont Stakes

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Several Belmont Stakes contenders, in addition to California Chrome, put in final workouts Saturday for next week’s 146th Belmont Stakes. At Belmont Park, Peter Pan Stakes winner Tonalst and Social Inclusion posted works. Tonalist, trained by Christophe Clement, worked five furlongs in 1:00.11 and trainer Manny Azpurua’s Social Inclusion, third in the Preakness, worked three furlongs ... Read More »

California Chrome goes to school at Belmont Park

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome was taken to school Thursday at Belmont Park as the chestnut colt became familiar with the track’s paddock. “We don’t do a lot of schooling in the afternoon, hardly at all,” said Alan Sherman, who assists his father, trainer Art Sherman. “We always school in the morning. It’s ... Read More »

California Chrome: Another Affirmed or Real Quiet?

By Jeff Frank, The Sports Analyst Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – California Chrome looks to become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years when he enters the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes on June 7. Back in 1978, Affirmed defeated Alydar in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont to compile the hat trick as the 11th Triple Crown winner ... Read More »

Espinoza on the hot seat in Belmont

(Wednesday, June 28th) Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Thoroughbred horses feel no pressure as their connections do in horse racing. So all the pressure for this year’s Belmont Stakes is on the people involved with California Chrome, and the most may well be on jockey Victor Espinoza considering a Triple Crown is on the line. Espinoza is a veteran rider with more than ... Read More »