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'Chrome' wins Preakness, eyes Triple Crown

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California Chrome won the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes on Saturday, following up his Kentucky Derby triumph to seize a chance at US flat racing's elusive Triple Crown. 

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

Ridden by Victor Espinoza, California Chrome held off Ride On Curlin down the stretch at Pimlico and will now head to the June 7 Belmont Stakes with the opportunity to become just the 12th horse to sweep the coveted treble.

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