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  • California Chrome fairy tale turns grim after owner's 'cowards' tirade

    California Chrome fairy tale turns grim after owner's 'cowards' tirade
    The upbeat, fairy-tale message of Triple Crown contender California Chrome has now been stained by a messenger. Late Saturday afternoon, California Chrome lost his bid to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner. Early Sunday morning, one of the owners,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Eddie Espinoza has winning day even without Triple Crown payout

    Eddie Espinoza has winning day even without Triple Crown payout
    It was never really about the money, but at 3:55 p.m., the potential for Eddie Espinoza to be a millionaire still existed. The 71-year old retired box salesman stood in the winner's circle of the Santa Anita racetrack surrounded by people he loved,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...