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  • Triple Crown Winners Agree: Don't Change The Format

    They have seen enough, too. They have watched 12 horses since 1979, including eight since 1997, win the Kentucky Derby and Preakness only to fail to close the deal at the Belmont Stakes. They, too, are pulling for California Chrome to end the 36-year...
  • Nashoba's Gold wins over the hearts and minds of her handlers

    Nashoba's Gold wins over the hearts and minds of her handlers
    "Here's my girl," trainer Carla Gaines beams as she breaks a carrot in half and places it into the mouth of Nashoba's Gold, a giant 3-year-old filly whose gentle, loving demeanor and athletic, powerful stride has helped create an almost therapeutic energy...
  • Affirmed's owner rooting for California Chrome to win Triple Crown

    Affirmed's owner rooting for California Chrome to win Triple Crown
    Patrice Wolfson is talking about a poster. It's a pretty special poster because it shows her favorite horse racing memory. The poster displays a picture from the finish line of the 1978 Belmont Stakes, Affirmed edging out Alydar for the third time in 35...
  • California Chrome ready for Saturday's try at Triple Crown

    California Chrome completed an uneventful workout Friday morning at Belmont Park in advance of Saturday’s run for the Triple Crown. “If California Chrome is doing good, then I’m doing good,” assistant trainer Alan Sherman told a...
  • Chrome co-owner continues rant vs. rules

    Chrome co-owner continues rant vs. rules
    California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn was still bitter Sunday about Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist and the Triple Crown rules. After winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, California Chrome settled for a fourth-place tie with Wicked Strong in the...
  • Tonalist owner Robert Evans cherishes Belmont Stakes opportunity

    Tonalist owner Robert Evans cherishes Belmont Stakes opportunity
    ELMONT, N.Y. — Robert Evans laughed when asked if Tonalist, his Belmont Stakes contender, has been a pleasant surprise. "Anytime you have a horse good enough to run in one of these races, it's a pleasant surprise," said Evans, who owns a 500-...
  • California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn apologizes for critical comments

    California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn apologizes for critical comments
    After a weekend of calling fellow horse owners "cowards" and "cheaters" for running fresh entrants in the Belmont Stakes, California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn said Monday that he needed to apologize "to the world," including the connections of winner...
  • Nasal strips came along for California Chrome's Triple Crown ride

    Nasal strips came along for California Chrome's Triple Crown ride
    Look closely at the white blaze on California Chrome’s nose during Saturday’s Belmont Stakes and you’ll see a patch about the size of a hand. This horse wears a nasal strip. California Chrome’s owners, Steve Coburn and Perry...
  • The day Swaps met his match

    The day Swaps met his match
    The focus on Art Sherman, with stories that seek to flavor who he is and how he thinks as he prepares his horse for a run at the Triple Crown, zeros in on May 7, 1955. A better date might be Aug. 31 of that year. In the oft-told story, Sherman was...
  • Belmont Park can intimidate trainers and jockeys, not to mention horses

    ELMONT, N.Y. — It's hard to convey how massive Belmont Park looks from the ground, with a grandstand capable of holding more than 100,000 spectators and a track that seems to bend on forever around an infield of open grass and ponds. It fits the...
  • Challengers envision scenario in which they could defeat California Chrome

    Challengers envision scenario in which they could defeat California Chrome
    ELMONT, N.Y. — Billy Gowan has a vision in his mind's eye of how Saturday's Belmont Stakes might unfold. He pictures his horse, Ride On Curlin, pulling alongside Triple Crown aspirant California Chrome with a quarter mile left in the race. "I'...