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  • California Chrome draws No. 2 post position for Belmont Stakes

    California Chrome draws No. 2 post position for Belmont Stakes
    ELMONT, N.Y. — The tension is palpable as post positions are drawn for the Kentucky Derby. Trainers entertain nightmare visions of their wonderfully quick animals becoming trapped behind a wall of 19 other horses. For the Belmont Stakes?...
  • Belmont Park can intimidate trainers and jockeys, not to mention horses

    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...
  • 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-...
  • Norumbega charges home for Stuart Janney III

    Norumbega charges home for Stuart Janney III
    Baltimore county resident Stuart Janney III, co-owner of 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb, did not enter a horse in the Belmont Stakes, but he came away a winner in a big undercard race Saturday at Belmont Park. Norumbega, owned by Janney and trained by...
  • Last-minute tips for betting the Belmont Stakes

    Last-minute tips for betting the Belmont Stakes
    The excitement surrounding California Chrome's attempt to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 36 years has created a fairly predictable dichotomy for the betting public. Do you bet with your head or your heart? The experts are...
  • More complicated than win-lose for California Chrome in Belmont

    More complicated than win-lose for California Chrome in Belmont
    The case can be made that there is a lot more riding on California Chrome than a 100-pound jockey and a chance to be mentioned in the same conversation with the greatest thoroughbreds of all time. The case can be made that when Chrome bursts out of...
  • 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 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'...
  • As California Chrome falls short in Belmont Stakes, new chorus of Triple Crown critics rises

    As California Chrome falls short in Belmont Stakes, new chorus of Triple Crown critics rises
    ELMONT, N.Y. — Let the debate go on. California Chrome just didn't have enough left on a beautiful Saturday afternoon here on Long Island, finishing in a dead heat for fourth place in the Belmont Stakes and disappointing a nation full of horse...
  • 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...