California Chrome won the 139th Preakness Stakes on Saturday to give himself a shot at the Triple Crown.
California Chrome, which was a 1:2 favorite at post time, finished with an unofficial time of 1:54:84. He got out to a great start and was challenged by Ride on Curlin down the final stretch. It was not as easy of a win for California Chrome as the Kentucky Derby, but he pulled it out. He also got some help from Social Inclusion, which placed third, in the form of a bump against Curlin that helped Chrome maintain the lead.
After taking the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, California Chrome has a shot to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.