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  • California Chrome made 3-5 favorite for Preakness

    Trainer Art Sherman, left, rubs Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome after a workout at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The Preakness Stakes horse race is scheduled to take place May 17. (AP Photo)

Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 7:46 pm | Updated: 11:29 pm, Wed May 14, 2014.

BALTIMORE — Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was made the odds-on favorite at 3-5 on Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew an inside post position in the 10-horse field that includes a filly for the first time in five years.

Trained by Art Sherman and ridden by Victor Espinoza, California Chrome will break from the No. 3 post, which has produced 10 winners in the previous 138 runnings of the 1 3/16-mile race, the last being Prairie Bayou in 1993.

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