Delgado thankful for California Chrome ride

Former jockey Willie Delgado gets emotional as he talks about his role as exercise rider for Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome and trainers Art and Alan Sherman on May 22, 2014, at Belmont Park. (Credit: Ed Betz)

Kentucky Derby and ?Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome and exercise rider Willie Delgado notice a possum while galloping a mile and a quarter around the mile and half track for during their morning workout at Belmont Racetrack in Elmont on May 23, 2014.  California Chrome will be going for a Triple Crown during the Running of the 147th Belmont Stakes.

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