Kentucky Derby (Grade 1) winner California Chrome will break from post No. 3 when he takes on nine rivals in Saturday’s $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (Grade 1) at Pimlico in Baltimore.
A victory would send California Chrome to the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (Grade 1) in three weeks to attempt to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.
The colt was installed as the 3-5 morning-line favorite and will face seven new shooters that were not in the Derby field, along with a pair of runners he beat handily in Louisville, Kentucky, on the first Saturday of May.
Let’s meet the 2014 Preakness field in post-position order.