California Chrome Wins Preakness, Keeps Triple Crown Hopes Alive

(Baltimore, MD) -- The hopes of a horse racing Triple Crown are still alive after Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome won Saturday's Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. California Chrome sat in third for most the race before breaking out front in the final turn and beating Ride On Curlin to the line for the win. California Chrome is the 13th horse to win the first two legs of the Triple Crown since 1978, when Affirmed made history by winning all three. Affirmed is the last horse to accomplish the feat. Social Inclusion finished third. The Belmont Stakes will complete the Triple Crown on June 7th.

Owner Steve Coburn says he's so proud of what California Chrome has accomplished.
Owner Steve Coburn says he saw big things early on for California Chrome.
Owner Steve Coburn says he wants to keep a low profile at the Belmont.
Trainer Art Sherman says he recognizes the difficulty of putting California Chrome on the track at the Belmont.
Trainer Art Sherman says he didn't get to see much of the race, but was happy with the result.
Trainer Art Sherman says he's thrilled to be in this position.
Jockey Victor Espinoza says this race wore on him.
Jockey Victor Espinoza says he rode California Chrome without a real set plan.