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Tonalist wins Belmont, ends Chrome’s Triple Crown bid

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The wait continues. It is now 36 years since horse racing's Triple Crown has been won. Saturday in the 146th Belmont Stakes, Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes champ California Chrome was denied his chance to become the 12th 3-year-old to sweep the Triple Crown races. He finished in a dead heat for fourth behind winner Tonalist ... Read More »

California Chrome Co-Owner Angered – Is he right or wrong?

(NYSportscene.com) California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn freaked out when his horse California Chome lost to Tonalist this afternoon. He was specifically angered over the fact that Tonalist did not run in the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness. Coburn, said it was a "coward's way out" that horses who have not run the other two Triple Crown races can come in fresh ... Read More »

Belmont foils another Triple Crown contender

By Jeff Frank, The Sports Analyst Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont, a vigorous threesome of races to win in a five-week span, thwarted another Triple Crown hopeful on Saturday as California Chrome finished in a dead heat for fourth in the Belmont Stakes. The Derby and Preakness winner became another in the long list of ... Read More »

Manhattan Handicap goes to Real Solution

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Real Solution, ridden by Javier Castellano, outlasted nine rivals Saturday to capture the $1 million Manhattan Handicap at Belmont Park in the final race before the 146th Belmont Stakes. Trained by Chad Brown for Ken and Sarah Ramsey, Real Solution was running third in the 1 1/4-mile turf race while 16-1 longshot Five Iron set the ... Read More »

Palace Malice gets up to take Met Mile

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Former Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice found something more down the stretch to win Saturday's $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap (Met Mile) at Belmont Park. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Palace Malice was sent off as the 6-5 morning line favorite in the 12-horse field. The 4-year-old colt broke from the inside post for the mile race with ... Read More »

Ogden Phipps belongs to Close Hatches

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Close Hatches, ridden by Joel Rosario, held off Princess of Sylmar and champion filly Beholder to win Saturday's $1 million Ogden Phipps Stakes at Belmont Park on the Belmont Stakes program. The 1 1/16-mile Phipps was to be a meeting for the third time of the three leading 4-year-old fillies in racing, Beholder, Princess of Sylmar ... Read More »

‘Chrome’ is poised to triple the fun

By Don Agriss, Horse Racing Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Don't change horses in mid-stream. Leave with the one who brought you. Those are the proverbs or cliches that seem apropos for betting this week's 146th Belmont Stakes. California Chrome has proven he's the best 3-year-old in the nation with his eye-popping victories ... Read More »

Kid Cruz and Norumbega take opening stakes at Belmont

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Kid Cruz and Norumbega both came from off the pace to win stakes races Saturday at Belmont Park on the Belmont Stakes undercard. Trained by Linda Rice, Kid Cruz ran down the leaders in the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes for his third stakes win this year. The 3-year-old was sent off as the 3-1 second pick ... Read More »

Odds are against California Chrome’s Triple Crown win

By Jeff Frank, The Sports Analyst Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - California Chrome is the 3-5 morning line favorite to become the 12th Triple Crown winner in racing history. However, the last seven odds-on Belmont Stakes favorites have failed to win and complete the magnificent feat. One has to go all the way back to 1978 when Affirmed held off Alydar ... Read More »

California Chrome gets familiar with Belmont Park

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Triple Crown contender California Chrome put in another day at school Friday to prepare him for Saturday's 146th Belmont Stakes. Trained by Art Sherman, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner spent time in Belmont Park's paddock in the early morning before going on a two-mile gallop ahead of the 1 1/2-mile "Test of the Champion." ... Read More »