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California Chrome's Challenge Put Into Perspective
With exciting US 3YO California Chrome seemingly a hop away from landing the US Triple Crown, history will argue that the front-running antics of the rags-to-riches sophomore provide no guarantee he will succeed. In Breeding&Racing's 2012 Gr1 Annual, Cassandra Simmonds penned an authoritative analysis revealing how frequently over the past 36 years there has been a single horse win two of the three legs, with not one able to close the series out. The article, which assesses why the Triple Crown is so elusive, is just as pertinent now as it was when I'll Have Another looked poised to become the first 3YO to make the clean sweep since Affirmed in 1978 before being withdrawn on the eve of his attempt. Click on the link in this article to read the full feature.