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Chrome allowed to race with nasal strips in Belmont Stakes

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SAN DIEGO — Racehorse California Chrome will be allowed to use a nasal strip while racing in the June 7 Belmont Stakes, New York racing officials decided Monday.


California Chrome with jockey Victor Espinoza wins the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014. (Getty Images)

The decision keeps alive the 3-year-old’s bid to win horse racing’s Triple Crown after winning the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby.

California Chrome has used a nasal strip during his six-race winning streak, but the state of New York does not usually allow horses to use those strips. Monday, they approved a request by Chrome’s co-owner, Perry Martin, to allow the horse to use the strips in the Belmont Stakes.

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