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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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's underdog background has made him a favorite

    California Chrome's underdog background has made him a favorite
    ELMONT, N.Y. — There's an old saying in horse racing that all men are equal on the turf and under it. Put another way, this sport confounds sheiks and scions of American dynasties who drop millions of dollars in futile efforts to breed a...
  • Triple Crown would be historic, but that doesn't mean it would change the sport

    Triple Crown would be historic, but that doesn't mean it would change the sport
    ELMONT, N.Y. — For months now, California Chrome has carried the outlandish dreams of his little-guy owners and his unsung trainer every time he's roared around another racetrack. As his victories have mounted, so has his cargo. When he enters...
  • Near misses highlight the difficulty of a horse racing Triple Crown

    Near misses highlight the difficulty of a horse racing Triple Crown
    Stewart Elliott chuckled when he was asked the question. Why is winning the Triple Crown so difficult? Elliott, Smarty Jones' jockey in 2004, rattled off a laundry list of reasons why no horse has captured the sport's most prestigious honor since...
  • California Chrome faces significant obstacles in quest for Triple Crown

    California Chrome faces significant obstacles in quest for Triple Crown
    "Since Affirmed in 1978" — it has to be the most overused phrase in thoroughbred racing. And yet it's inevitable every spring, when a new crop of 3-year-olds takes a shot at the sport's most cherished prize — the Triple Crown. Affirmed was...
  • Large field assembling to challenge California Chrome at Belmont

    Large field assembling to challenge California Chrome at Belmont
    As Triple Crown contender California Chrome went about his daily routine Saturday in preparation for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, a sizable field was shaping up to challenge the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner in the 11/2-mile race. As many as 11...
  • All eyes are on California Chrome, but there's no such thing as a sure thing in horse racing

    All eyes are on California Chrome, but there's no such thing as a sure thing in horse racing
    Confidence ran high in the Kentucky Derby champion. Bred for stamina by one of America's grand old racing families and fine-tuned by one of the sport's most respected trainers, Orb went off as a commanding 3-5 favorite in the 2013 Preakness. Two...
  • Victor Espinoza hopes to learn from past for his Triple Crown future

    Victor Espinoza hopes to learn from past for his Triple Crown future
    In between wide smiles, Victor Espinoza kept dabbing his eyes with an orange towel featuring the logo of the Anaheim Ducks, his favorite hockey team. It wasn't certain if the Preakness-winning jockey from Arcadia, Calif., had dust in his eyes, or if...
  • On the day after the race, pace at Pimlico still hectic

    On the day after the race, pace at Pimlico still hectic
    First, the party. Now, the cleanup. Pimlico Race Course, the scene Saturday of the largest crowd in Preakness history, remained a hive of activity Sunday, with hundreds of workers breaking down tents, cleaning up the infield and hauling away trash by the...
  • NBC Sports delivers again on Preakness coverage

    NBC Sports delivers again on Preakness coverage
    If one of the hallmarks of true greatness is consistency, NBC Sports is a truly great operation, because again, it came, it covered, it turned in another top-notch Preakness telecast. Covering a horse race for a mainstream audience is not nearly as easy...