Belmont Stakes 2014 Post Positions: California Chrome draws No. 2 post

Wednesday June 4th, 2014

Favorite California Chrome will start from post position No. 3. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Favorite California Chrome will start from post position at the Belmont Stakes.  (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The 146th running of the Belmont Stakes will take place Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Last year, Palace Malice outpaced Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb for the victory, taking the race in 2:30.70 from the No. 12 post position. This year’s favorite, California Chrome -- looking to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978 -- will run from the No. 2 position.

Eleven horses since 1905 have won from the No. 2 post.

Here is the full list of post positions for the 11-horse field:

1. Medal Count

Trainer: Dale Romans

Jockey: Robby Albarado

2. California Chrome

Trainer: Art Sherman

Jockey: Victor Espinoza

3. Matterhorn

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Joe Bravo

4. Commanding Curve

Trainer: Dallas Stewart

Jockey: Shaun Bridgmohan

5. Ride On Curlin

Trainer: William Gowan

Jockey: Joel Rosario

6. Matuszak

Trainer: Bill Mott

Jockey: Mike Smith

7. Samraat

Trainer: Rick Violette

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

8. Commissioner

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Javier Castellano

9. Wicked Strong

Trainer: James Jerkens

Jockey: Rajiv Maragh

10. General a Rod

Trainer: Michael Maker

Jockey: Rosie Napravnik

11. Tonalist

Trainer: Christophe Clement

Jockey: Joel Rosario

More Belmont Stakes coverage:  

LAYDEN: History Walks By: The story of California Chrome

PHOTOS: Triple Crown Winners

PHOTOS: Belmont Preview

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