Preakness Draws 9.6 Million, Down Slightly from Last Year

California Chrome’s victory up over last time horse won first two legs of Triple Crown
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NBC drew 9.6 million viewers on Saturday to watch California Chrome continue its chase towards history at the Preakness Stakes.

The 9.6 million was down a hair from 2013’s race, which drew 9.7 million viewers, but was up 19% over the 8.1 million that watched I’ll Have Another win the race in 2012, the last time a horse won the first two legs of the Triple Crown.

The Triple Crown wraps up June 7 with the Belmont Stakes, where California Chrome will attempt to become the first since Affirmed in 1978 to win all three races.

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