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Bad nose day as California Chrome faces Triple Crown woe

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California Chrome, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, might skip the third Triple Crown race if not allowed to use nasal strips at the Belmont Stakes, the horse's trainer said. 

California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, races to the finishline to win the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland

Art Sherman raised the possibility Sunday, telling USA Today that if officials did not allow nasal strips, owners of the chestnut colt might pass on the chance to become the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to sweep the US flat racing treble by skipping the Belmont Stakes in New York on June 7.

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