Links to prepare for the Preakness Stakes

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BALTIMORE — Links to get you ready for today’s running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.

Preakness to reveal if California Chrome is a special horse, says our own Alicia Wincze Hughes. [Herald-Leader]

Victor Espinoza has picked up just one new mount he didn’t already have before he won the Kentucky Derby. Such is a jockey’s world, says my column. [Herald-Leader]

California Chrome could be any kind of hero, writes Claire Novak. [Blood-Horse]

Chrome is definitely the story of this Preakness, reports Jennie Rees. [Courier-Journal]

The Kentucky Derby winner is wearing a target in the Preakness. [Daily Racing Form]

Kid Cruz’s owners could be first openly gay couple to win a Triple Crown race. [Baltimore Sun]

Chrome came from a place where winners aren’t usually made, reports Joe Drape. [New York Times]

Art Sherman is on the ride of a lifetime, writes Liz Clarke. [Washington Post]

Espinoza’s confidence is not shaken by pressure, writes Michael Compton. [Blood-Horse]

Tim Sullivan writes that Espinoza is a hard sell. [Courier-Journal]

Pat Forde on the jockey that made California Chrome a winner. [Yahoo]

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