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2014 Belmont Stakes Field

by Triple Crown Race Fan on June 6, 2014

Ten horses are trying to be the spoiler at the 2014 Belmont Stakes as California Chrome attempts to win the Triple Crown.

The field is set and the starting positions have been assigned.  Now the excitement builds and the tension mounts as we wait for post time this Saturday in Elmont, New York

Here is the field and their post positions for the 2014 Belmont Stakes.

1    Medal Count  20-1
2   California Chrome  3-5
3   Matterhorn  30-1
4   Commanding Curve  15-1
5   Ride On Curlin  12-1
6   Matuszak  30-1
7   Samraat  20-1
8   Commissioner  20-1
9   Wicked Strong  6-1
10   General a Rod  20-1
11   Tonalist  8-1

Some will say that California Chrome has drawn a tough spot in the No. 2 post but we feel that matters less at Belmont with its track setup and smaller field.

California Chrome Wins Preakness Stakes

by Triple Crown Race Fan on May 18, 2014

Preakness Results… The Dumb Ass Partners seem pretty smart now!

California Chrome, the $10,500 race horse, has won the second leg of the Triple Crown with his victory in the 2014 Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland.

It was another solid race for the three year old as he once again slipped comfortably into third place and then made a strong move to take the lead and the win.

It looked for a moment as if Ride On Curlin would overtake California Chrome would had made his move earlier in the race than at the Derby but he somehow dug deep and powered on.

So it’s off to New York and the Belmont Stakes in three weeks to see if California Chrome can do what the past 12 horses to win the both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness have failed at.  No one has won the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978.

California Chrome has now won 6 straight races.  Will lucky number 7 make history?

Female Triple Threat at Pimlico

May 16, 2014

The 2014 Preakness has a female trainer, female jockey and filly in the same race for the first time. This female trifecta consists of… Linda Rice who is the trainer for Kid Cruz. 50-year-old Linda Rice has been in the horse racing business most her life and we’re happy to see her finally get a […]

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Bet on the Triple Crown Races

May 15, 2014

The Triple Crown Races are always a little more fun to watch when you have some action on them. We’ve found a great place to make your horse racing bets. TwinSpires is the Official online wagering site of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby AND players are also able to wager on virtually every Thoroughbred, […]

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2014 Preakness Stakes Field

May 15, 2014

The field is set for the 2014 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course this Saturday near Baltimore, Maryland. And as expected California Chrome is the favorite.  Although at 3-5 he is a slightly bigger favorite than some had anticipated even though he on a five race winning streak. “I never thought I’d be that kind of price, […]

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Chrome Shines in 2014 Kentucky Derby

May 4, 2014

California Chrome dominated the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby as he polished off the rest of the field en-route to a commanding victory at Churchill Downs. The 5-2 favorite hung out in third just behind the leaders until jockey Victor Epsinoza turned on the jets at the top of the back stretch and cruised […]

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Is No. 5 the Lucky Spot?

May 1, 2014

Jockey Victor Espinoza thinks it is! Kentucky Derby favorite California Chrome drew the No. 5 starting spot for this Saturday’s race. The horse’s owners were hoping for somewhere from No. 6 to No. 10 but are happy with the draw. California Chrome starts as a 5-2 favorite for the 140th Derby. The one potential weakness […]

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2014 Kentucky Derby Field

May 1, 2014

Barring any last minute changes the field is set for the 2014 Kentucky Derby. On Saturday May 3rd, 20 horses will be vying for the Blanket of Roses as the compete in the first jewel of the Triple Crown. 1. Vicar’s In Trouble Trainer: Mike Maker Jockey: Rosie Napravnik 2. Harry’s Holiday Trainer: Mike Maker […]

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Lorde Headlines Preakness InfieldFest

March 22, 2014

Fans of Lorde, the teenage pop star from New Zealand will be excited to know she’ll be performing during InfieldFest at the Preakness on May 17, 2014. Her song “Royals” is the hit off “Pure Heroine,” that is a mainstay in the top 20 of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. InfieldFest is a multi-entertainment festival that […]

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Churchill Downs to Add World’s Largest Video Board

November 20, 2013

For 2014 the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” will also be the “Largest Video Two Minutes in Sports”. Churchill Downs has a $12 million effort underway to install the world’s largest video board at their race track. Construction should begin in December and end by March 2014. Attendees at the Kentucky Derby won’t have to […]

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