“Horse racing is a game for confirmed optimists, and the expectation is higher than ever that California Chrome will run off with the 146th Belmont Stakes and into the history books as only the 12th Triple Crown winner. The colt looks the part: he is a chiseled chestnut with a white blaze on a head that he holds still and high in the mornings no matter what is going on around him.”
In a story for The New York Times, Joe Drape expresses his own desire for California Chrome to win the Triple Crown, as well as the desire of others.
Former jockey Richard Migliore and New York placing judge Ralph Theroux Jr. also have faith in the chestnut colt. Bill Finley of West Point Thoroughbreds, who will send Commanding Curve to challenge California Chrome, said that he “wouldn't be disappointed to see a Triple Crown.”
Ron Anderson, agent for Tonalist's rider, Joel Rosario, had this to say: “If we win and California Chrome runs second, I'm going to die. I'll feel awful.”
Read more at The New York Times
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