It may or may not turn out to be lucky thirteen in New York. This is The BS Purse, but not that type of BS. Two jewels and with crowns down, now California Chrome has just one to left to go and worth $1.5. That is lots of dough.
For the 13th time in 36 years and since and since Affirmed in 1978, the Belmont Stakes will feature a possible Triple Crown winner as California Chrome tries to become the first horse in 36 years to win the Triple Crown when it runs at the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 7 in Elmont, New York.
At Saturday's Preakness, California Chrome won by a 1.5 lengths over Social Inclusion and, with a time of 1:54, making it the fastest Preakness time since 2007.
The Belmont Stakes at 1½ miles is the longest of the three Triple Crown races. The 2014 Belmont Stakes has a purse of $1.5 million and will be televised by NBC and NBC Sports Network.
Coverage on NBC Sports Network begins at 2:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. ET
Purse: $1.5 million