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California Chrome Wins Preakness Stakes

  • California Chrome, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, wins the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Maryland, May 17, 2014.
  • Jockey Victor Espinoza celebrates after California Chrome won the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Maryland, May 17, 2014.
  • Ali Shepard watches the infield before the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Maryland, May 17, 2014.
  • Mike Seiter walks in the grandstand before the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Maryland, May 17, 2014.
  • Assistant trainer Alan Sherman stands next to Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome before an early morning workout at Pimlico Race Course, Maryland, May 17, 2014.
  • Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome bucks his head back as a groom and exercise rider Willie Delgado, in red, try to wash his face after a morning workout at Pimlico Race Course, Maryland, May 17, 2014.

The 2014 Preakness Stakes

VOA News
California Chrome has won the 139th Preakness Stakes on Saturday in Baltimore, Maryland, putting him one step closer to capturing horse racing's elusive Triple Crown.

The 3-year-old colt, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, edged out Ride On Curlin, which finished second, and Social Inclusion, which was third. California Chrome was a 3-5 favorite for the $1.5 million race. Two weeks ago, the horse won the Kentucky Derby.

If the horse wins the Belmont Stakes June 7 in New York, he would become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years. The horse, Affirmed, was the last Triple Crown winner in 1978.

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