California Chrome wins the 139th Preakness Stakes
On Saturday, California Chrome continued on his journey toward a Triple Crown sweep as he showed great speed down the stretch to hold of the field in the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Maryland.
In front of a record setting crowd of 123,469 people, California Chrome won the 1.5 million dollar race by 1 1/2 lengths. Of the 123,469 people in attendance, there were two local Baltimore favorites that were taking in the Maryland tradition.
Both Torrey Smith (current Raven WR) and Brady Anderson (former Orioles OF) found their way to the camera during the festivities. Smith was sporting an outfit picked out by his wife and Anderson was still sporting the sideburns.
Now, horse racing enthusiasts will turn their focus toward the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes on June 7 where California Chrome will look to join the ranks of Affirmed (1978), Seattle Slew (1977), Secretariat (1973), Citation (1948), Assault (1946), Count Fleet (1943), Whirlaway (1941), War Admiral (1937), Omaha (1935), Gallant Fox (1930) and Sir Barton (1919) as the 12th Triple Crown champion.