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  • Jockey Victor Espinoza about California Chrome: 'He was not the same'

    From the start of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, California Chrome jockey Victor Espinoza felt something was off with his mount. “I noticed as soon as he came out of the gate that he was not the same,” Espinoza said. California Chrome...
  • California Chrome falls short of Triple Crown

    California Chrome falls short of Triple Crown
    From the moment California Chrome left the starting gate at Belmont Park on Saturday, Victor Espinoza felt something amiss. "He was not the same," the veteran jockey said. In the last five weeks, the chestnut colt with a white blaze on his nose made...
  • California Chrome co-owner calls Tonalist win 'coward's way out'

    California Chrome co-owner calls Tonalist win 'coward's way out'
    Minutes after California Chrome failed to capture the Triple Crown on Saturday, co-owner Steve Coburn blasted winner Tonalist for not competing in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. “This is the coward’s way out,” Coburn told...
  • 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...
  • California Chrome is seen with bloodied foot after Belmont Stakes loss

    California Chrome sustained a bloody gash to his right front foot during the Belmont Stakes, an injury that may have hurt his chances in his failed bid to sweep the Triple Crown for the first time in 36 years. Photos taken while the horse was walking...
  • Back in Chrome country, the work of raising racehorses goes on

    Back in Chrome country, the work of raising racehorses goes on
    There's a barely noticeable wooden door in one of the barns at Harris Farms. It leads to what, on most days, is the office but on Saturday was the inner sanctum where the working people who foaled and exercised and trained and love California Chrome...
  • On the morning after at Belmont, Steve Coburn digs the hole a little deeper

    On the morning after at Belmont, Steve Coburn digs the hole a little deeper
    ELMONT, N.Y. -- Apparently, they don't call themselves "Dumbass Partners" for nothing. Maybe we shouldn't be surprised that California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn, who hails from Nevada, would choose to double down on the incendiary comments he made...
  • Once again, a Triple Crown dream vanishes at the Belmont

    The horse racing story that never seems to happen didn't again here Saturday. Instead of a Triple Crown, the sport got another Groundhog Day. California Chrome didn't win the Belmont Stakes, didn't get the third leg of the Triple Crown, didn't even...
  • California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn shows no grace in losing

    California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn shows no grace in losing
    ELMONT, N.Y. — California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn spent the past five weeks captivating America with his folksy charm and a shoot-from-the-hip style that seemed refreshing until he shot himself in the foot on Saturday. Instead of expressing...
  • Same time next year...and probably the same outcome

    Same time next year...and probably the same outcome
    There is a flip side to California Chrome's disappointing finish in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. It means that we've got a chance to do this all again next year...and the next...and probably the one after that. It'll be great when the next horse wins...
  • California Chrome Owner Shows Lack Of Horse Sense

    California Chrome Owner Shows Lack Of Horse Sense
    ELMONT, N.Y. — If only Steve Coburn had spoken as many words as his horse did after the 146th Belmont Stakes, he'd have a whole bunch more respect today. If California Chrome's co-owner had stated his argument calmly and precisely in the days...