Anticipation continues to mount as we are officially into Belmont Stakes week. California Chrome will be carrying the hopes of horse racing fans across the planet as he attempts to become the first US Triple Crown winner since Affirmed turned the trick way back in 1978. Here is an early look at what kind of numbers you can expect as Bodog bookmakers have posted futures prices for the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes race on June 7, 2014.
California Chrome: Ignites downtrodden horse racing industry
Nothing sparks interest in a world-class sporting event quite the way a superstar participant can. That’s the case with California Chrome who has gone from a rags to rock star status following his impressive wins in the Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. A beautiful 3-year chestnut colt, who dazzles with his white stockings and blaze, California Chrome comes from a one-horse stable and is owned by Perry Martin and Steve Coburn – both common working folks. CC has an amazing disposition as he loves to ham-it-up for the cameras but then he becomes all business once inside the starting gate. He looks like he is enjoying every minute of his Triple Crown experience – much like “l’ll Have Another” was before he was scratched on Belmont Stakes Eve.
CC follows the path Affirmed took to 1978 Triple Crown Championship
While six of the eleven Triple Crown champs have raced in the Wood Memorial-G1 as a tune-up for the Kentucky Derby, Affirmed is the only horse to win the Santa Anita Derby and San Felipe Stakes in California prior to his Triple Crown chase. Apart from Affirmed slipping in a Hollywood Derby win prior to being shipped to Kentucky, California Chrome has matched the last Triple Crown Champion race for race – with identical results = all wins. Google the races these two amazing champions participated in – they are eerily similar and a thrill to watch.
Bodog Sportsbook Advanced Belmont Stakes Wagering Lines
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