Since Affirmed won the Triple Crown in 1978, 12 horses have tried and failed to win the final race of the crown. On Saturday, June 7, the “Test of Champions” – The Belmont Stakes – will be run on Long Island for the final prize to the crown. Will the 13th attempt be the charm for California Chrome? Enjoy your week!
Horse Racing’s Triple Crown: 10 Fast Facts
In 1867, the first Belmont Stakes was run in the Bronx. Wonder how that would work out today, Maria (@MallardCreekCA)?
Secretariat’s Penny Chenery Firmly in California Chrome’s Corner
Who would know horses better? Thanks, Susan (@aSaturdayHorse)!
California Chrome Keeps Dream Alive for 77-Year-Old Trainer, Blue Collar Owners
The Examiner gives us California Chrome’s background. Original investment – less than $11,000. Wow!
Seabiscuit vs War Admiral: The Horse Race That Stopped the Nation
Before the race season started, Chris Cook (@claimsfive) told us about another legendary horse race. Maybe it was a prediction!
Video of the Week
A flashback to greatest horse race ever — with apologies to later Triple Crown winners Seattle Slew (1977) and Affirmed (1978).
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