.... and thus begins his quest for the elusive Triple Crown which has eluded 35 Kentucky Derby winners before him. Not since Affirmed in 1978 has the sport of horse racing seen a Triple Crown winner. Of the past 35 winners, 12 have gone on to win the Preakness Stakes only to fall short at the Belmont Stakes.
Will California Chrome break the 35-year curse? Another year, another candidate.... we shall see!
Next stop-- The Preakness Stakes!