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October 20, 2014

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In this Saturday, May 17, 2014, photo, California Chrome, center, ridden by Victor Espinoza; Pablo Del Monte, right, ridden by Jeffrey Sanchez; and Ria Antonia, left, ridden by Calvin Borel race to the first turn during the 139th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes.

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In this Saturday, May 17, 2014, photo, California Chrome, center, ridden by Victor Espinoza; Pablo Del Monte, right, ridden by Jeffrey Sanchez; and Ria Antonia, left, ridden by Calvin Borel race to the first turn during the 139th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes.