By: Alex Darcey

It’s been 36 years since we’ve had a Triple Crown winner and with the Belmont Stakes approaching, here are the 8 real reasons why California Chrome will take it home this Saturday.

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1. He was bred and is owned by DAP racing, which stands for “Dumb-Ass Partners” Racing.

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2. His loyal followers have major West Coast street cred and are called the “Chromies”.

3. He has his own country music song titled “Bring it on Home, Chrome”.

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4. He just signed a Sketcher shoe deal, Joe Montana better watch his back.

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5. His pre-race workout good luck charm is a misspelled saddlecloth that reads “Califorina Chrome”.

6. He traveled to New York in style with a police escorted semi-trailer.

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7. He had a temporary possum workout buddy at the Belmont who now don’s its own twitter account @DAPossum1.

8. And finally, the letter “C” is the winningest first letter of the past Belmont winners; luckily Chrome has 2 of them.

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I’ll see you in the winner’s circle Chromies. #ChromeLife

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