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California Chrome Wins Preakness for Shot at Triple Crown

California Chrome won the Preakness Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths to move within a victory of thoroughbred racing’s first Triple Crown in 36 years. Two weeks after taking the Kentucky Derby, California Chrome eclipsed the field at the 1 3/16-mile Preakness at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, finishing in a time of one minute, 54.84

Favorite California Chrome Runs Away With Kentucky Derby

 Favorite California Chrome won the 140th Kentucky Derby, taking the lead on the final turn and pulling away for a dominating victory. Trained by Art Sherman and ridden by Victor Espinoza, California Chrome entered the race at Churchill Downs (CHDN) in Louisville, Kentucky, as a 2-1 favorite. He finished the 1 1/4-mile (2-kilometer) race in