SANTA ANITA TO GIVE FIRST 10,000 FANS FREE CALIFORNIA CHROME CAP ON PREAKNESS DAY, MAY 17; CAL-BRED SENSATION SEEKS SIXTH WIN-IN-A-ROW IN MIDDLE JEWEL OF RACING’S TRIPLE CROWN

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 7, 2014)—Santa Anita Park has announced that the first 10,000 fans attending The Great Race Place on Preakness Day, Saturday, May 17, will receive a free California Chrome baseball cap with paid General Admission.

The cap is a replica of California Chrome’s distinctive purple and teal colors and will surely be a fan favorite as the California-bred sensation seeks his sixth win in-a-row in the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown.

A chestnut colt by Lucky Pulpit, California Chrome followed his win in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5 with a stirring 1 ¾ length triumph in 140th Run for the Roses May 3—thus becoming only the fourth California-bred to win the Derby and the first since Decidedly in 1962.

Owned and bred by Steve Coburn and Perry Martin, California Chrome is trained by Art Sherman and has been ridden to his last five victories by Victor Espinoza.

First live race post time at Santa Anita on Preakness Day is at 11:30 a.m. Admission gates will open at 8 a.m., and first race post time from Pimlico is at 7:45 a.m., PDT.