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California Chrome wins Preakness

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BALTIMORE (AP) - California Chrome has won the Preakness to keep alive his bid to capture horse racing's Triple Crown.
    
As a follow-up to his victory in the Kentucky Derby, trainer Art Sherman's horse justified his stature as the overwhelming favorite by outrunning Ride On Curlin to the finish Saturday.
    
He covered the 1 3-16th mile course in 1:54.84.
    
Ride On Curlin finished second and Social Inclusion took third.
    
It was the first Preakness victory for the 77-year-old trainer. California Chrome has won six straight races.
    
The chestnut colt is the first California-bred horse to win the Preakness since Snow Chief in 1986.
    
With a victory in the Belmont on June 7, California Chrome will become the 12th Triple Crown winner in horse racing history and the first since Affirmed in 1978.
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