California Chrome, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, wins the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Maryland, May 17, 2014.
California Chrome, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, wins the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Maryland, May 17, 2014.
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.