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  • California Chrome's No. 2 post position in Belmont is to their liking

    California Chrome's No. 2 post position in Belmont is to their liking
    California Chrome drew the No. 2 post position Wednesday for Saturday's 146th running of the Belmont Stakes, and the connections of the Triple Crown contender saw no problem with that. "I think, going a good mile and a half, it's a good position,"...
  • Crowns all around for Kings and California Chrome?

    The Kings and the Sport of Kings are currently a couple of royal surprises. Theirs are stories needing no help from Hollywood. Truth is not only better than fiction here. It is, to use the favorite word of thoroughbred trainer Art Sherman, a "wow."...
  • Belmont Stakes: Track size intimidated California Chrome's assistant trainer

    The sprawling confines of Belmont Park required some adjustment for Alan Sherman, California Chrome’s assistant trainer, before Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. “The horse acclimated better than I did,” Sherman said Thursday. “...
  • Belmont Park can intimidate trainers and jockeys, not to mention horses

    ELMONT, N.Y. — It's hard to convey how massive Belmont Park looks from the ground, with a grandstand capable of holding more than 100,000 spectators and a track that seems to bend on forever around an infield of open grass and ponds. It fits the...
  • Challengers envision scenario in which they could defeat California Chrome

    Challengers envision scenario in which they could defeat California Chrome
    ELMONT, N.Y. — Billy Gowan has a vision in his mind's eye of how Saturday's Belmont Stakes might unfold. He pictures his horse, Ride On Curlin, pulling alongside Triple Crown aspirant California Chrome with a quarter mile left in the race. "I'...
  • Near misses highlight the difficulty of a horse racing Triple Crown

    Stewart Elliott chuckled when he was asked the question. Why is winning the Triple Crown so difficult? Elliott, Smarty Jones' jockey in 2004, rattled off a laundry list of reasons why no horse has captured the sport's most prestigious honor since...
  • Frederick County horse 'paints' original watercolors

    Frederick County horse 'paints' original watercolors
    Metro Meteor, whose abstract paintings rapidly are becoming an art world sensation, might be just a horse. And the 11-year-old bay, like all equines, has a hard time distinguishing reds from greens or browns. Yet Metro's original watercolors have become...
  • Belmont: California Chrome's run at history has hometown breathless

    Belmont: California Chrome's run at history has hometown breathless
    John Harris owns an agricultural empire of beef and pistachios, and a hotel known to most Californians who have ever traveled Interstate 5 through the Central Valley, but on a recent day his attention was fixed on a message spelled out in red Solo cups....
  • The day Swaps met his match

    The day Swaps met his match
    The focus on Art Sherman, with stories that seek to flavor who he is and how he thinks as he prepares his horse for a run at the Triple Crown, zeros in on May 7, 1955. A better date might be Aug. 31 of that year. In the oft-told story, Sherman was...
  • Belmont Stakes betting odds and analysis

    Belmont Stakes betting odds and analysis
    The California Chrome doubters who were talking about his slow Kentucky Derby time had to find something else to nitpick when California Chrome posted the fastest Preakness time since Curlin in 2007. And some who still remain doubters today have suggested...
  • California Chrome ready for Saturday's try at Triple Crown

    California Chrome completed an uneventful workout Friday morning at Belmont Park in advance of Saturday’s run for the Triple Crown. “If California Chrome is doing good, then I’m doing good,” assistant trainer Alan Sherman told a...