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Crowds throng Belmont Park,
where California Chrome will
make Triple Crown bid

Newsday, by Candice Ruud and Matthew Chayes

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 6/7/2014 2:26:05 PM

Race fans in a parade of fedoras, floppy hats and summer dresses are swarming Belmont Park, where crowds are expected to swell to 100,000 by post time.(SnipCalifornia Chrome´s Triple Crown bid at the Elmont racetrack has amped up interest in the Belmont Stakes to unusual heights as casual racing fans join in the excitement. Security was tight at the racetrack, where coolers, backpacks and purses larger than 12 inches in diameter were banned. "Chromie," as he has been affectionately nicknamed by fans, is seeking to become the first horse in 36 years to win all three legs of the Triple Crown

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We are rooting for this very special horse.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 6/7/2014 2:28:11 PM     (No. 9876604)

Here is an extremely interesting article by someone who clearly knows horses and horse racing:

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/06/07/california-chrome-why-hes-one-of-us/#more-83055

I didn´t know about white feet/hooves - but I imagine one of our resident experts doea.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: snowcloud, 6/7/2014 2:31:30 PM     (No. 9876608)

Wicked Strong, that´s who the bettors like.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 6/7/2014 2:39:49 PM     (No. 9876610)

Here´s an interesting discussion (with some amusement value, too) that apparently slipped by our radar a few weeks ago:

"Let´s Talk About Horse Racing
A Wall Street Journal Roundtable Discussing California Chrome and His Chances at the Triple Crown"

http://tinyurl.com/nqdygs7

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Keekng, 6/7/2014 2:49:56 PM     (No. 9876618)

I cannot get past the lead-in pop up.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Emerson, 6/7/2014 3:18:19 PM     (No. 9876635)

Experts to the left of us, experts to the right...and here we are:

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/events/20140606/point-counterpoint-why-california-chrome
-will-win-the-triple-crown-x2014-and-an-argument-against-the-favorite

(I love to go back later and see how the most adament come out.)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Emerson, 6/7/2014 3:20:59 PM     (No. 9876636)

Not clear what #4 is referring to. I just accessed OP article w/o difficulty.

Newsday can be cranky, but if a popup shows up usually a click on Continue (rather than opting to subscribe) takes a temporary visitor through to article.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: horacer, 6/7/2014 3:33:40 PM     (No. 9876643)

Reminds me of Slewmania back in the 70´s. Chrome and Seattle Slew are similar. Slew had more speed. Neither faced a strong challenger in the Belmont. Slew ran from the front and controlled the pace then held on in the stretch. Chrome will have to run a similar race today to win. I hope he does, but I still don´t think I´d bet on him.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 6/7/2014 4:35:05 PM     (No. 9876677)

On Thursday - - attendance at the huge Belmont track was 1,978.

The big crowd which will flock there today masks the undying maladies of a dying sport.

Until thoroughbred race horses are trained again to be professional athletes - - the sport will continue its agonizing death.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: Emerson, 6/7/2014 5:10:17 PM     (No. 9876717)

Re #8, explanations of strong opinions often help us to understand the poster´s point.

Other pundits say it is a lack of marketing.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: annie xango, 6/7/2014 6:06:34 PM     (No. 9876765)

He is a smart horse..he is America´s horse..we need this win...GO CHROMIE!!!!!!!


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