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Belmont Stakes

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Triple Crown memories remain vivid for winning connections

    Triple Crown memories remain vivid for winning connections
    It has been 36 years since racing's last Triple Crown winner, but for those involved with horses who have triumphed, the memories don't fade. As a prelude to California Chrome's attempt to become the 12th Triple Crown winner in Saturday's Belmont...
  • Social Inclusion out of Belmont Stakes because of issues with starting gate

    Social Inclusion out of Belmont Stakes because of issues with starting gate
    ELMONT, N.Y. — After another difficult morning working in the starting gate, third-place Preakness finisher Social Inclusion will not run in Saturday's Belmont Stakes. "I don't want to hurt the horse," owner Ron Sanchez said as he watched Social...
  • Fifty years later, Northern Dancer's genes still produce winning results

    Fifty years later, Northern Dancer's genes still produce winning results
    If there's a heaven for horses, then California Chrome's great-great-grandsire will be peering down at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday to see whether his progeny can do what he did 50 years ago: win the Preakness and, with it, the first two legs of...
  • 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...
  • For Preakness Day, Monkton man rounds up the big horses

    For Preakness Day, Monkton man rounds up the big horses
    On the wall next to Coley Blind's desk in the back corner of the Pimlico racing office is a small framed black-and-white photograph of the legendary race horse Citation, the day of his walkover in the 1948 Pimlico Special. A walkover usually only...
  • California Chrome takes liking to Pimlico track in first workout

    California Chrome takes liking to Pimlico track in first workout
    Before California Chrome could even reach his nose across the finish line in the Kentucky Derby, the chestnut colt’s exercise rider, Willie Delgado, received a text from his biggest fan back home. “Daddy, I can’t believe you just won...