BELMONT, NY (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- California Chrome took a couple practice laps in Belmont New York this weekend.
Trainers took the Triple-Crown hopeful for a relaxed ride around the track. The owners of California Chrome have even signed their first major sponsorship deal. Shoe brand Sketchers will be featured on everything from the apparel of the horse's handlers to the horse's blanket, or fly sheet, to the barn leading up to the Belmont Stakes on June 7.
The deal also requires team members to wear sketchers branding in the winner's circle should the horse win. It is the largest deal in horse deals since UPS paid to advertise on Triple Crown hopeful Big Brown in 2008.