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  • Belmont Stakes, Stanley Cup Final Score Ratings Milestones for NBC Sports on Saturday

    Boosted in part by strong synergistic interest in New York, NBC Sports generated impressive viewership numbers on Saturday for its back-to-back coverage of horse racing's Belmont Stakes and hockey's Stanley Cup Final. The Belmont, held annually in New...
  • A winning horse despite a loss at Belmont

    I am not a big horse racing fan, but the story behind California Chrome captivated so many of us. During my 65 years, I have never watched the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness or the Belmont. This year (along with my wife, a horse lover and long-time horse...
  • 'Chrome' Owner Steve Coburn Apologizes For Post-Belmont Rant

    'Chrome' Owner Steve Coburn Apologizes For Post-Belmont Rant
    NEW YORK — Steve Coburn, the co-owner of California Chrome, issued an emotional apology on Monday for his bitter reaction to his horse's defeat in Saturday's Belmont Stakes that cost him his chance for the Triple Crown. Accompanied by his wife...
  • California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn apologizes for angry comments

    Two days after the Belmont Stakes, California Chrome still isn't the winner. Even after all of Steve Coburn's complaining and griping about the way the system is set up, his horse still isn't the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years. But one thing...
  • Joe Aitcheson, Jr., most successful steeplechase rider in history, dies at 85

    Joe Aitcheson, Jr., most successful steeplechase rider in history, dies at 85
    A year ago, Joe Aitcheson, Jr. sat in his room at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster, surrounded by racing mementos, and pondered a reporter's question: How could a jockey who's broken nearly every bone in his body have the gumption to win a record...
  • California Chrome co-owner rips Triple Crown rules

    California Chrome co-owner rips Triple Crown rules
    California Chrome failed in his bid to join racing royalty on Saturday, and his disappointed co-owner said winning horse Tonalist's owner had taken "the coward's way" by not running the first two Triple Crown races. The chestnut colt, winner of the...
  • Belmont: California Chrome's run at history has hometown breathless

    Belmont: California Chrome's run at history has hometown breathless
    John Harris owns an agricultural empire of beef and pistachios, and a hotel known to most Californians who have ever traveled Interstate 5 through the Central Valley, but on a recent day his attention was fixed on a message spelled out in red Solo cups....
  • California Chrome denied win at Belmont Stakes, losing historic bid for Triple Crown

    California Chrome denied win at Belmont Stakes, losing historic bid for Triple Crown
    ELMONT, N.Y. — In the end, California Chrome could not outrun recent history. All week, veteran horsemen had pointed to the 11/2-mile oval at Belmont Park, the longest in American thoroughbred racing, and predicted it would be the grueling expanse...
  • 28-1 long shot Commissioner comes up just short in Belmont

    28-1 long shot Commissioner comes up just short in Belmont
    Commissioner nearly became the latest long shot to win the Belmont Stakes, losing to Tonalist in a photo finish as a 28-1 shot Saturday. Trainer Todd Pletcher said all along his horse had the perfect pedigree to run 1 ½ miles at Belmont Park. He had...
  • At Pimlico Race Course, big bets and disappointment for California Chrome bettors

    At Pimlico Race Course, big bets and disappointment for California Chrome bettors
    The owners of California Chrome might have had to face the world after the colt fell short of a Triple Crown victory Saturday, but Tim McCoig faced an even tougher crowd after the loss: his wife. "It's not a good day in my household. I just lost a week'...
  • California Chrome finishes fifth at Belmont Stakes, losing historic bid for Triple Crown

    ELMONT, N.Y. — In the end, California Chrome could not outrun recent history. All week, veteran horsemen pointed to this 1 ½-mile oval, the longest in American thoroughbred racing, and predicted it would be the grueling expanse on which his Triple...