Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:00

Large field expected to face Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome

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A large, competitive contingent of challengers is expected to face California Chrome when he attempts to become thoroughbred racing's 12th Triple Crown winner in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 7 at Belmont Park.

Commanding Curve, second in the Kentucky Derby, and Ride On Curlin, runner-up in the Preakness, are slated to take on California Chrome again in the Belmont Stakes. Also exiting the Derby and aiming for a start in the Belmont are Medal Count (third), Wicked Strong (fourth), Samraat (fifth), and General  A Rod (11th). Social Inclusion, third in the Preakness, is expected to join the Belmont Stakes field, as is Kid Cruz, eighth in the second leg of the Triple Crown.


2014 Belmont Stakes Field

Post Horse Owner Trainer Jockey Odds
1 Medal Count Spendthrift Farm Dale Romans Robby Albarado 20-1
2 California Chrome Perry Martin, Steve Coburn Art Sherman Victor Espinoza 3-5
3 Matterhorn Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners Todd Pletcher Joe Bravo 30-1
4 Commanding Curve West Point Thoroughbreds Dallas Stewart Shaun Bridgmohan 15-1
5 Ride On Curlin Daniel J. Dougherty Billy Gowan John Velazquez 12-1
6 Matuszak George J. Prussin Bill Mott Mike Smith 30-1
7 Samraat My Meadowview Farms Rick Violette Jose Ortiz 20-1
8 Commissioner WinStar Farm Todd Pletcher Javier Castellano 20-1
9 Wicked Strong Centennial Farms Jimmy Jerkens Rajiv Maragh 6-1
10 General A Rod Skychai Racing, Starlight Racing Mike Maker Rosie Napravnik 20 -1
11 Tonalist Robert S. Evans Christophe Clement Joel Rosario 8 - 1


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