California Chrome Wins Preakness, Keeps Triple Crown Hopes Alive

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome got a great start and ride to capture Saturday's $1.5 million Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, putting him one win away from claiming the Triple Crown. California Chrome defeated nine challengers, including one filly, in the 1 3/16-mile second leg of the Triple Crown to put himself in position to become the 12th Triple Crown champion in thoroughbred racing history. The 146th Belmont Stakes will be held June 7.