Sunday, May 18, 2014

Preakness 2014 - California Chrome

Well, he has managed to match the accomplishments of his great great grandfather of 50 years ago winning the first two legs of the Triple Crown. Will he be able to do what Northern Dancer didn't do and win the Belmont Stakes in three weeks time to become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years? It was a dominant performance with Chrome and Ride on Curlin 10 lengths clear of the rest of the field and Chrome not yielding to the great run by Ride on Curlin. Social Inclusion was third. The top 3 were all descendants of Northern Dancer.

California Chrome - great great grandson x2 through daughter Dance Number
Ride on Curlin - great great grandson x2 through Storm Cat
Social Inclusion - great great great grandson through El Gran Senor

image from AP Tony Stewart
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video of race

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