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California Chrome may not run in Belmont

California Chrome may not run in Belmont

File - Exercise rider William Delgado plays with Kentucky Derby hopeful California Chrome after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Garry Jones

BALTIMORE (AP) — 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.

Trainer Art Sherman made no threats about the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner passing on a chance to become horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner, but he suggested it was a possibility. Sherman says the decision is up to the owners and added, “I know they’ll be upset.”

Neither the New York State Gaming Commission nor the New York Racing Association stewards has received a request to use nasal strips in the Belmont on June 7.

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