California Chrome Trying to Become 1st Triple Crown Winner In 36 Years
We could have our first Triple Crown champion in 36 years on Saturday. The odds are looking good for California Chrome.
California Chrome is the early 3-5 favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown champion. He’ll break from the No. 2 post under Victor Espinoza.
If you’re looking for an omen for California Chrome. He’s listed No. 2 in the betting program, the same number as 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, who won the Belmont by a record 31 length.
We can’t forget the drink. The Belmont drink is the Belmont Jewel. It’s 1.5 oz Woodford Reserve (Kentucky Bourbon), 2 oz Lemonade and 1 oz Pomegranate Juice. Shake vigorously with ice and serve in a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with Red cherry or lemon twist and enjoy.
Coverage for the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes begins at 5 on NBC 5 with post time around 6:35.