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  • Change Triple Crown's schedule [Letter]

    Change Triple Crown's schedule [Letter]
    The timing of the three races in the Triple Crown needs to be tweaked to help the Preakness attract a better field ("The greatness and failings of racing," May 20). Too often trainers skip the Preakness and prepare for the Belmont Stakes if they didn't place in the Kentucky Derby. The reason is there are only two weeks between the Derby and the Preakness but there are three weeks between the Preakness and the Belmont.
  • Large field assembling to challenge California Chrome at Belmont

    Large field assembling to challenge California Chrome at Belmont
    As Triple Crown contender California Chrome went about his daily routine Saturday in preparation for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, a sizable field was shaping up to challenge the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner in the 11/2-mile race. As many as 11...

    California Chrome goes half-mile in 47.69 seconds in final breeze before Belmont

    California Chrome goes half-mile in 47.69 seconds in final breeze before Belmont
    With a strong wind at his back as he came through the Belmont Park stretch, Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome breezed a half-mile in 47.69 seconds Saturday morning in his final serious move before the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday....

    Local horse trainers weigh in on California Chrome's chances at Belmont

    Local horse trainers weigh in on California Chrome's chances at Belmont
    When Mike McCarthy saw California Chrome up close and personal for the first time at the Preakness, he marveled at the sight of the chestnut colt. McCarthy, a former jockey and Maryland horse trainer who is now a Florida-based jockey agent, saw a...

    California Chrome draws No. 2 post position for Belmont Stakes

    California Chrome draws No. 2 post position for Belmont Stakes
    ELMONT, N.Y. — The tension is palpable as post positions are drawn for the Kentucky Derby. Trainers entertain nightmare visions of their wonderfully quick animals becoming trapped behind a wall of 19 other horses. For the Belmont Stakes?...