It was sunny and windy Saturday morning at Belmont Park when Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome came out for his final timed work before the Belmont Stakes. Several other Belmont contenders were out that morning as well, but most of the attention was on the flashy chestnut colt who will be trying to become the 12th Triple Crown winner on Saturday June 7. Entries will be taken and post positions will be drawn for the Belmont Stakes on Wednesday, so check back that evening to see who will try to stop him.
California Chrome was given a rousing round of applause from dozens of "Breakfast at Belmont" guests who lined the rail to watch him work shortly after 6:30 a.m. He worked without blinkers "So he wouldn't go too fast," according to assistant trainer Alan Sherman.
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