Good news for horse racing and nasal strip fans everywhere: the New York Racing Association stewards ruled that California Chrome will be allowed to wear a nasal strip during the Belmont on June 7.
Yesterday, the Derby and Preakness winner’s trainer Art Sherman said that California Chrome wouldn’t run if he wasn’t allowed to wear the three inch nasal strip, which is allowed in every racing jurisdiction except for New York. Scott Palmer, the equine medical director for the New York State Gaming Commission, asked the stewards to reconsider their ban on the strips, which they did this morning, reigniting California Chrome’s Triple Crown bid.
Could this finally be the year the Triple Crown drought ends? Please??