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Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome tries to become the 12th winner of the Triple Crown at today’s Belmont Stakes. Eleven horses have tried since Affirmed did it in 1978, but none won the Belmont to complete the Triple Crown.
Post time: 6:52 p.m.
Where: Belmont Park
TV: NBC-Ch. 26
‘Palace’ Back At Belmont
Dogwood Stable’s Palace Malice will run in the $1,250,000 Grade I Metropolitan Handicap today at Belmont Park.
The colt, who won the Belmont last year, has won all three starts as a 4-year-old, and he won the Grade III Westchester Stakes by nine lengths in his last start.
A field of 13 horses will compete in today’s one-mile race, with post time scheduled for 4:48 p.m. It is a handicap race, and Palace Malice will carry top weight of 124 pounds. He is the morning-line favorite at 8-5.
Palace Malice drew the inside rail, and jockey John Velazquez will be aboard.
Dogwood president Cot Campbell said about 10 farms have shown interest in Palace Malice for stallion duty.
“It’s not inconceivable that he would run next year,” Campbell said. “I’d love to bring him back to Aiken for a couple months. I’ll have to do what’s intelligent.”