Preview: California Chrome Headlines Preakness StakesThe Kentucky Derby is among the world’s toughest races to win but California Chrome made it look easy. After his convincing win at Churchill, California Chrome will be a worthy and overwhelming favorite in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday. He is one of only three colts exiting the Derby expected to run in the Preakness. The so-called “new shooters” -- those that didn't make the cut for the Kentucky Derby but will enter the Preakness -- includes a mixed-bag of 3-year-old colts and one filly who will take on the "boys."
How I'd Bet $100 On The Kentucky DerbyThe key to a financially successful day will be hitting one of the multi-horse wagers: the exacta, trifecta, and superfecta. Even if the favorite California Chrome wins, a few longshots filling in the second through fourth positions could make the return on investment significant.
Kentucky Derby: California Chrome Is Primed To ShineIt has been a few years since the Kentucky Derby had a consensus favorite. <strong>Big Brown</strong> was the last back in 2008 when he won the Derby at odds of 2 to 1. When the gates open for the 140th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, California Chrome's odds could be the lowest of any favorite this century. California Chrome, impressive winner of his last four races, is the stand-out among this year’s crop of 3-year-olds.