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  • 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 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...
  • Steve Coburn, California Chrome's co-owner, stands by comments about Triple Crown

    Steve Coburn, California Chrome's co-owner, stands by comments about Triple Crown
    ELMONT, N.Y. — As California Chrome began his recovery from a foot injury that might have contributed to his flat performance in the Belmont Stakes, his co-owner, Steve Coburn, stood by harsh comments about owners and trainers who run fresh horses...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • California Chrome a heavy favorite after Preakness post position draw

    California Chrome a heavy favorite after Preakness post position draw
    Throughout the week leading up to the Kentucky Derby, California Chrome’s co-owner predicted victory to anyone who’d listen, saying he felt it from his gut and his heart. Coburn, wearing his trademark cowboy hat, sang the same confident tune...
  • Ride On Curlin hopes to follow 'Chrome's footsteps in Preakness

    Ride On Curlin hopes to follow 'Chrome's footsteps in Preakness
    Ride On Curlin finished a distant seventh in the Kentucky Derby, yet he was treated like a rock star Monday on his trip from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to Pimlico Race Course. That's what happen if you happen to be one of California Chrome's wing,...
  • Field of competitors for California Chrome in 139th Preakness starting to emerge

    Field of competitors for California Chrome in 139th Preakness starting to emerge
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When Art Sherman reached the barn at 5 a.m. Sunday, the day after the Kentucky Derby, he found his star pupil still slumbering. “I didn’t want to wake him up,” he said of California Chrome, the newly garlanded...
  • Five storylines to watch for 2014 Preakness Stakes

    Five storylines to watch for 2014 Preakness Stakes
    California Chrome did what he was supposed to do at the Kentucky Derby, running the exact race his trainer and jockey envisioned as other contenders found trouble around him. As a result, the only horse with a flawless resume entering the first leg of...