The Belmont Stakes is rapidly approaching, and California Chrome's date with destiny looms on the horizon. He will try to capture horse racing's most elusive and sought-after prize, the Triple Crown.
After two triumphant victories in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, the popular chestnut colt will not run into the history books unopposed. He will have several fresh challengers eager to deny him his spot among racing's immortals.
Read on for a look at some of the latest betting lines courtesy of Odds Shark and predictions on how these horses will fare. With no official field set yet, there is still a lot that can change between now and the big race on June 7.