Image from Slooby Jose | Flickr

Image from Slooby Jose | Flickr

California Chrome’s goal to win Triple Crown will definitely steal the show at 2014 Belmont Stakes. With the competition inching nearer, his fate will soon be decided.

California Chrome is the favorite of many after winning the Kentucky Derby. Will he repeat his Derby success?

Here are the contenders that might end California Chrome’s pursuit:

Social Inclusion

He is a horse to watch at Belmont, but it’s not yet certain he will participate. Owner Ron Sanchez said Social Inclusion is 50-50 to join the Triple Crown event at Belmont.  Many hopes Social Inclusion can steal a victory.

Ride on Curlin

Ride on Curlin is battle-tested and a Preakness winner. “He knows the track as well as anybody,” said trainer Billy Gowan in a statement. “I’m glad to have him. … I think my horse will love a mile and a half.”

Wicked Strong

He showed his amazing speed at Churchill Downs by claiming the fourth spot, which is quite remarkable effort considering his unfortunate starting position. Wicked Strong’s owners chose not to join him in the Preakness, so he can rest for the upcoming Belmont Stakes.