California Chrome Can Wear Nasal Strip In Belmont Stakes

California Chrome #3, ridden by Victor Espinoza, races to the finish line to win the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Molly Riley/Getty Images)

California Chrome, the horse that just won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, will be permitted to wear a nasal strip to race in the Belmont Stakes.

The horse’s owner said on Sunday that California Chrome might not run the New York race if he couldn’t wear the nasal strip.

If California Chrome were to win the Belmont Stakes, he would be the 12th horse ever to sweep the Triple Crown.

New York Times sportswriter Joe Drape has been covering the issue and joins Here & Now’s Robin Young with details.


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