Nearly every race trainer and breeder wants to create the horse that will win the Triple Crown. After California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby, his trainer, Art Sherman, and owners were likely exhilarated. With his Preakness win today, everyone was even more excited. Only thirty four, including California Chrome, have ever won both the Preakness and the Derby. Only eleven have won the entire Triple Crown. I don't know about you, but I am excited for the Belmont. I am filled with anticipation as to whether there will be a Triple Crown winner in my lifetime. It has been 36 years since the last Triple Crown winner, Affirmed in 1978. Perhaps 2014 will be the lucky year. I sure hope so! I'm eager for the Belmont to come around.
In the Preakness, California Chrome settled near the middle of the pack until the last half mile, when he burst head, battling with Ride On Curlin during the last furlong, beating him by one and half lengths. He finished in the time of 1:54 4/5. As I said I'm excited to see if 2014 will see the first Triple Crown winner of the century!