ELMONT, NY (WAVE) - California Chrome will be allowed to wear a nasal strip during the June 7 Belmont Stakes, according to ESPN, keeping alive the horse's chance of becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.
According to ESPN.com, New York Racing Association steward Steve Lewandowski told ESPN's Jeannine Edwards on Monday that the owners and trainers of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner had been granted permission to wear the nasal strip during the Belmont Stakes as he had during the first two legs of the Triple Crown. Some horses wear nasal strips to help their breathing.
Gaming Commission rules governing Belmont Park do not specifically mention whether nasal strips can be worn by racing horses. Trainer Art Sherman had suggested that California Chrome might not race in the Belmont Stakes without one.
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