Latest News Wires California Chrome is poised to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978

California Chrome is favored to win the $1.5 million Preakness. If he wins Saturday's race, he will be the first Triple Crown winner in almost 40 years.

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California Chrome has won all four of his races this year in dominating fashion and strolls into Saturday's Preakness Stakes as an overwhelming 3-5 favorite amid an adoring public hungry for a Triple Crown opportunity.