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ELMONT, NY - JUNE 07:  An injury to California Chrome's right front hoof is tended to in the barn after the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 7, 2014 in Elmont, New York.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

California Chrome Sustained Gash To Foot During Belmont Run

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.

06/07/2014

Belmont Stakes 2014 - Previews

California Chrome Loses At Belmont, Continuing Horse Racing’s Triple Crown Drought

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.

06/07/2014

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 06: Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, trains on the main track at Belmont Park on June 6, 2014 in Elmont, New York He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes

6 Good Things That Come In 3s

Three horse races make up the Triple Crown. Three strikes and your out. Good things in sports come in 3s.

06/06/2014

California Chrome walking the barn after his workout Friday morning.

California Chrome Finishes Last Run Before Belmont

California Chrome has finished his final run-through before he goes for history and the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.

06/06/2014

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Myriad Factors Make Winning Triple Crown So Tough

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.

06/05/2014

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CBS Local Sports’ 2014 Belmont Stakes Expert Picks

Find out who our experts believe will win, place and show in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.

06/05/2014

ELMONT, NY - MAY 20: Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome stands outside his barn after arriving at Belmont Park on May 20, 2014 in Elmont, New York. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont stakes (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Last Triple Crown Winner: ‘It’s Time’ For Another Winner

Steve Cauthen didn’t expect a nearly 36-year drought since he won the Triple Crown with Affirmed in 1978.

06/04/2014

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Belmont Stakes Preview: California Chrome Runs for Racing History

California Chrome will go to the post on Saturday as the deserving favorite in this year’s Belmont Stakes in New York. More importantly, he will attempt to become the twelfth Triple Crown winner in American racing history.

06/03/2014

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Opossum Crossing Track Could Have Posed Deadly Threat To California Chrome

That infection is a neurological disease called equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, or EPM. It can turn a powerful race horse into a stumbling, weak, uncoordinated animal.

05/27/2014

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East Sacramento Home To California Chrome’s Cousins

Billie, 8, and Baretta, 19, are cousins of California Chrome—who has already won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes—complete with white socks and a blaze. The marking is known as a chrome in the the horse world.

05/26/2014

ELMONT, NY - MAY 20: Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome stands outside his barn after arriving at Belmont Park on May 20, 2014 in Elmont, New York. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont stakes (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

California Chrome Unfazed By Opossum Encounter

California Chrome was unfazed by a chance encounter with an opossum that crossed the track at Belmont Park as the Triple Crown hopeful was ending his gallop.

05/23/2014

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: The field comes down the final stretch during the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Horse’s Death Latest Black Eye For Churchill Downs

When California Chrome crosses the finish line in the Belmont Stakes next month, win or lose, his bid for a Triple Crown will be over and horse racing will begin its annual retreat from the mainstream.

05/23/2014

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