2024 Triple Crown Race Dates

The Kentucky Derby
Churchill Downs - May 4, 2024
The Preakness Stakes
Pimlico - May 18, 2024
The Belmont Stakes
Saratoga - June 8, 2024

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.