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Belmont Stakes: California Chrome Eyes Triple Crown Championship

Belmont Stakes: California Chrome Eyes Triple Crown Championship
What happened in 1978? Pierre Elliott Trudeau was Canada’s Prime Minster, Jimmy Carter was President of the Untied States, Dallas beat Denver in Super Bowl XII, the Yankees won the World Series over the Dodgers, Washington won their first and only NBA title versus Seattle, and Montreal took out Boston to captured the Stanley Cup. Oh, and a horse named Affirmed won the Triple Crown of horse racing – a feat that hasn’t been repeated since.

California Chrome: Will breath easy in the Belmont Stakes

Though we highly doubted it would happen – a $10.50 nasal strip, invented by two equine veterinarians, almost cost horse racing fans their Triple Crown Dream. However, thanks to some level headed (no-brainer) thinking by the New York State Racing Association, everyone can breath easy knowing that Califronia Chrome is now scheduled to race for the US Triple Crown on June 7, 2014, at Belmont Park. Still not over the heartbreak of the amazing I’ll Have Another being a Belmont Stakes eve scratch – it was the right and only thing his owner J. Paul Reddam could do – we hope that all goes right for CC at Belmont Park in the days leading up to the big race.

Rags to Riches swathed Triple Crown: The World will be watching

Horse racing fans or not, millions of people from across the planet will be focused on Belmont Park in Elmont, NY, on the first Saturday in June. Hoping to join legends such as Affirmed, Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Citation, as a US Triple Crown Champion, California Chrome cost his owners Steve Coburn and Perry Martin $8,000 for Love The Chase (mare) and $2,500 for breeding rights to his sire Lucky Pulpit. In terms of global horse breeding bucks, $10,500 is couch cushion change. Coburn and Martin, both “work-a-day” gentlemen, were labeled as dumb-asses for buying Love The Chase but, prior to the Santa Anita Derby, they refused an offer of $6 million for their prized chestnut colt – now said to be worth $30 million. It’s an amazing story – stay tuned for our Act III predictions. Editors Note: While we suggest bettors wait until the horses are confirmed for the 136th the Belmont Stakes, here are the opening fixed odds available at the SportsInteraction Sportsbook. CC is very deserving top chalk. We will be backing California Chrome when the Test of the Champion heads to the starting gate on June 7, 2014.

2014 Belmont Stakes SportsInteraction Opening Fixed Odds

SportsInteraction Opening Fixed Odds - 2014 Belmont Stakes

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