Triple Crown

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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

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 Jogs For First Time At Belmont

California Chrome has jogged for the first time on the Belmont Park track as the colt prepares to try to win the Triple Crown.

05/21/2014

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Why Is California Chrome Wearing A Nasal Strip And Does It Give The Horse An Advantage?

Ellen Jackson breeds and trains horses at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville. Her horses tested the strips in a 2004 UC Davis study, which found they cut down on lung bleeding—a problem among racehorses.

05/19/2014

California Chrome during the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Credit: Getty Images)

California Chrome Approved To Wear Nasal Strip In The Belmont Stakes

California Chrome has been approved to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes, according to NYRA Secretary Martin Panza.

05/19/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 15: Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome is bathed in preparation for the 139th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Could Nasal Strip Clog California Chrome’s Triple Crown Bid?

California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes.

05/18/2014

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