BALTIMORE - California Chrome has won the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes, keeping hopes of a Triple Crown alive.
No horse has won the Triple Crown since Affirmed dit it in 1978, the third horse in six years to win the Triple Crown in that decade, following Secretariat in 1973 and Seattle Slew in '77.
But since then, horses have come close but never have won all three jewels. California Chrome is the 34th horse to win the first two races. He'll have a chance to make history in three weeks at Belmont Park in New York.