2018 Triple Crown Race Dates

The Kentucky Derby
Churchill Downs - May 5, 2018
The Preakness Stakes
Pimlico - May 19, 2018
The Belmont Stakes
Belmont Park - June 9, 2018

Is No. 5 the Lucky Spot?

Jockey Victor Espinoza thinks it is!

California ChromeKentucky Derby favorite California Chrome drew the No. 5 starting spot for this Saturday’s race. The horse’s owners were hoping for somewhere from No. 6 to No. 10 but are happy with the draw.

California Chrome starts as a 5-2 favorite for the 140th Derby.

The one potential weakness for the colt is its history for bad starts. The No. 5 position gives him a good chance to get out quickly and through the early trouble.

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