How one pro would bet $100 on the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
All of the equine stars from the most prestigious 3-year old races this past spring and summer will meet in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday at Santa Anita Park in California, where California Chrome is running for redemption.
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The day started out with enthusiasm and excitement.
California Chrome sustained a bloody gash to his right front foot during the Belmont Stakes, an injury that may have hurt his chances in his failed bid to sweep the Triple Crown for the first time in 36 years.
Tonalist sprinted across the finish line first Saturday at the Belmont Stakes, spoiling California Chrome’s bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years.
In Yuba City, they’re expecting around 20,000 people. Businesses are rushing to get ready for the Chrome crush, but nobody’s complaining about the extra works.
California Chrome has finished his final run-through before he goes for history and the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.
It’s been 36 years since we’ve had a Triple Crown winner and with the Belmont Stakes approaching, here are the 8 real reasons why California Chrome will take it home this Saturday.
The bet I will most happily cash will be an exacta with California Chrome finishing first and Samraat in second. I will also hedge a bit with a five horse exacta box that excludes California Chrome — just in case.
In Yuba City, where Chrome’s owners Perry and Denise Martin live, plenty are getting ready for Saturday’s big race. The Cookie Tree in Yuba City is baking up their support with California Chrome cookies painted green and purple, just like the horse’s silks.
Three races in a five-week span at varying distances on different tracks. It’s so tough only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown, and none in 36 years.