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Triple Crown bid in doubt

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(WMC) - There may not be a chance at the triple crown this year, after all.

Trainer Art Sherman says California Chrome might not pursue a bid in the Belmont Stakes if New York officials won't allow the colt to wear a nasal strip.

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner has worn one during his current six-race winning streak. Much like human athletes, horses wear nasal strips to assist breathing.

Two years ago, I'll Have Another won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness while wearing the strips.

New York officials told his team the colt couldn't wear one in the Belmont, but the issue became moot when I'll Have Another was scratched the day before the race because of a leg injury.

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