Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome took his first steps at the Belmont race course on Wednesday as he prepare for the 146th Belmont Stakes on June 7, reported in ESPN.
With exercise rider Willie Delgado, the Triple Crown hopeful jogged around the 1 ½-mile dirt course.
“He actually surprised me, how good he was feeling this morning,” said Alan Sherman (assistant trainer).
“It’s amazing how quick this horse is bouncing back off these big races he’s running. He was dragging me around the shed row, he dragged Willie around the track today. He was really feeling good.”
California Chrome is the 13th horse to win the Kentucky Derby by 1¾ lengths and the Preakness Stakes by 1½ lengths, who will start galloping on Thursday.
Hopefully, California Chrome will become the 12th horse if the three year-old colt sweep the series first since Affirmed in 1978.