California Chrome Could Be First Triple Crown Winner Since 1978

Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes.

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    Assistant trainer Alan Sherman stands with Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome during a walk at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Monday, May 19, 2014. California Chrome is scheduled to depart Tuesday for Belmont Park, N.Y. The Belmont Stakes horse race takes place June 7. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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    Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome munches on hay in his stall in the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Sunday, May 18, 2014. Trainer Art Sherman says California Chrome might not pursue a Triple Crown bid in the Belmont Stakes if New York officials won't allow the colt to wear a nasal strip. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
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    Assistant trainer Alan Sherman rubs Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome's nose during a walk at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Monday, May 19, 2014. California Chrome is scheduled to depart Tuesday for Belmont Park, N.Y. The Belmont Stakes horse race takes place June 7. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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    California Chrome, montado por el jockey mexicano Víctor Espinoza, gana la edición 139 de Preakness el sábado 17 de mayo de 2014, en Baltimore (AP Foto/Matt Slocum)
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    FILE - In this Saturday, May 17, 2014 file photo, California Chrome, center, ridden by Victor Espinoza, Pablo Del Monte, right, ridden by Jeffrey Sanchez, and Ria Antonia, left, ridden by Calvin Borel, race to the first turn during the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Coursein Baltimore. California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky), File
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    FILE - In this May 3, 2014, file photo, jockey Victor Espinoza rides California Chrome to win the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes. Trainer Art Sherman made no threats about the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner passing on a chance to become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, but he suggested it was a possibility. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
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    Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome munches on some hay in his stall at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Sunday, May 18, 2014. Trainer Art Sherman says California Chrome might not pursue a Triple Crown bid in the Belmont Stakes if New York officials won't allow the colt to wear a nasal strip. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
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    California Chrome, ridden, by jockey Victor Espinoza, draws away from the field on their way to winning the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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    California Chrome, right, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, heads to the finish line ahead of Ride on Curlin, ridden by Joel Rosario, to win the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race a Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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    California Chrome, right, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, wins the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race ahead of Ride on Curlin, ridden by Joel Rosario, Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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    Assistant trainer Alan Sherman leads California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza to the winner's circle after winning the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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    California Chrome, montado por el jockey mexicano Víctor Espinoza, gana la edición 139 de Preakness el sábado 17 de mayo de 2014, en Baltimore (AP Foto/Matt Slocum)
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    Jockey Victor Espinoza, center, aboard California Chrome, celebrates after winning the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Baltimore. Ride On Curlin, left, ridden by Joel Rosario, finished second. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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    California Chrome, right, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, wins the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Baltimore. At left is Ride on Curlin who finished second. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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    The Preakness Stakes winner's blanket hangs in a barn as Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, back left, is walked around a barn at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Monday, May 19, 2014. California Chrome is scheduled to depart Tuesday for Belmont Park, N.Y. The Belmont Stakes horse race takes place June 7. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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    Groom Raul Rodriguez walks Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome around a barn at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Monday, May 19, 2014. California Chrome is scheduled to depart Tuesday for Belmont Park, N.Y. The Belmont Stakes horse race takes place June 7. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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    FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014 photo provided by Benoit Photo, California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza win the $250,000 California Cup Derby horse race, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes. Trainer Art Sherman made no threats about the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner passing on a chance to become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, but he suggested it was a possibility.(AP Photo/Benoit Photo, File)
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    Assistant trainer Alan Sherman stands with Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome during a walk at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Monday, May 19, 2014. California Chrome is scheduled to depart Tuesday for Belmont Park, N.Y. The Belmont Stakes horse race takes place June 7. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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    Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome hesitates as groom Raul Rodriguez tries to walk him around a barn at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Monday, May 19, 2014. California Chrome is scheduled to depart Tuesday for Belmont Park, N.Y. The Belmont Stakes horse race takes place June 7. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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    Assistant trainer Alan Sherman, right, leads Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado aboard, into a barn after a workout as a layer of thick fog sits over Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Thursday, May 15, 2014. The Preakness Stakes horse race is scheduled to take place May 17. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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    This photo provided by Benoit Photo shows jockey Victor Espinoza on Remarkable Moon at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., Sunday, May 18, 2014. Espinoza rode California Chrome to victory in the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore on Saturday. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)
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    California Chrome (3), left, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, leads the field around the last turn on their way to winning the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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    FILE - In this April 5, 2014 file photo provided by Benoit Photo, California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza win the Santa Anita Derby horse race at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes. Trainer Art Sherman made no threats about the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner passing on a chance to become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, but he suggested it was a possibility.(AP Photo/Benoit Photo, File)
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    The field breaks from the starting gate in the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Baltimore. California Chrome, third from right, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, won the race. ( (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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    Alan Sherman, assistant trainer for Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, displays a nasal strip at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Monday, May 19, 2014. California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow him to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes on June 7. Trainer Art Sherman made no threats about the colt passing on a chance to become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, but he suggested it was a possibility. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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    Jockey Victor Espinoza celebrates aboard California Chrome after winning the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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    Assistant trainer Alan Sherman, right, leads Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado aboard, to the track for a workout as a layer of thick fog sits over Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Thursday, May 15, 2014. The Preakness Stakes horse race is scheduled to take place May 17. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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