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2014 Belmont Stakes Contenders — California Chrome favored

How California Chrome, Victor Espinoza Are a Belmont Win from 2014 Triple Crown

Today the third and final leg of the Triple Crown takes place as the 2014 Belmont Stakes will be the center of the sports world. The 2014 Belmont Stakes Contenders are led by California Chrome, which is the heavy favorite coming into the race as the horse looks to become a sports legend.

The race is open to 3-year-old thoroughbreds that weight 126 pounds and will run the 1.5-mile course. The Belmont Stakes is the third and final leg of the US Triple Crown, following exactly five weeks after the Kentucky Derby, and three weeks after the Preakness Stakes. It is nicknamed "The Test of the Champion" and in this race we have California Chrome running for the first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978.

And although California Chrome is going to be drawing the most attention in this race because of the Triple Crown possibility, don't overlook the rest of the field. Both Commanding Curve, which finished second in the Kentucky Derby and Ride On Curlin, which finished second in the Preakness, are being projected to run in this field on Saturday.

Belmont Stakes Post Positions and Odds

1. Medal Count (20/1)
2. California Chrome (3/5)
3. Matterhorn (30/1)
4. Commanding Curve (15/1)
5. Ride On Curlin (12/1)
6. Matuszak (30/1)
7. Samraat (20/1)
8. Commissioner (20/1)
9. Wicked Strong (6/1)
10. General A Rod (20/1)
11. Tonalist (8/1)

Belmont Stakes Facts

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Record Victory Margin:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Movie Belmont Stakes Preview: California Chrome

What horse racing bettors need to know about betting California Chrome in the Belmont Stakes, which takes place on Saturday (6/07/14)- With insight from's Chuck Edel & host Marco D'Angelo.