By Mark Beech
May 03, 2014
California Chrome has now won his last five races by nearly 27 lengths and is a legitimate Triple Crown contender.
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He will, however, have plenty of vociferous doubters. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see a full field of 14 horses in the Preakness on May 17 at Pimlico. Plenty of horsemen are going to try to knock California Chrome from his perch at the top of the racing world. Let them try. For now, he's the best.

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