New Contender Emerges In Belmont Mix To Take On Chrome
Don't Miss This
- Kings Rally Late, Win Vegas Summer Title
- 40-Year-Old Mom With Two Kids Becomes NFL Cheerleader
- Raw: Driver Records Cellphone Video Of Stockton Shootout
- Get Ready For More Delays As Interstate 80 Project Will Close Lanes Starting Saturday
- Video: Family, Friends Mourn Death Of Woman Taken Hostage By Bank Robbery Suspects
Get Breaking News First
NEW YORK (AP) — California Chrome has galloped again in preparations for the Belmont Stakes, while a new contender trained by Todd Pletcher has emerged for the last leg of the Triple Crown.
The colt ran two miles Monday, with assistant trainer Alan Sherman saying the Triple Crown hopeful is training well for the 1 ½-mile race June 7. No horse has swept the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont since 1978.
California Chrome is to have his lone official workout next weekend.
Pletcher says Matterhorn could run the Belmont. The colt was fourth in the Peter Pan on May 10 and was recently sold to new ownership. Pletcher already has a Belmont starter in Commissioner, runner-up in the Peter Pan.
Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott says Matuszak is under consideration for the Belmont. The colt has just one win and is coming off a second-place finish in the Federico Tesio in Maryland.
- UPDATED: California Chrome’s Owner Apologizes For Outburst
- California Chrome, Despite Belmont Loss, Still The Pride of Yuba City
- California Chrome Sustained Gash To Foot During Belmont Run
- California Chrome Loses At Belmont, Continuing Horse Racing’s Triple Crown Drought
- California Chrome Finishes Last Run Before Belmont
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.