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California Chrome’s co-owner apologizes

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Steve Coburn, co-owner of California Chrome, apologized Monday for comments he made following his horse’s loss in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. California Chrome was trying to become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years after winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, but finished in a dead heat for fourth at the Belmont. Tonalist, a ... Read More »

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 »

‘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 does some schooling for Belmont Stakes

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Belmont Stakes favorite California Chrome did some schooling and galloping Thursday morning ahead of Saturday’s 146th Belmont Stakes. Trained by Art Sherman, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner was schooled at the starting gate before taking a 1 1/4-mile gallop at Belmont Park. “He was perfect in there,” said Alan Sherman, assistant to his father. ... Read More »

Belmont Stakes Odds

2014 BELMONT STAKES ODDS (as of 4:00pm) 1. Medal Count (20-1) 2. California Chrome (2-5; morning line was 3-5) 3. Matterhorn (30-1) 4. Commanding Curve (15-1) 5. Ride On Curlin (12-1) 6. Matuszak (50-1; morning line was 30-1) 7. Samraat (20-1) 8. Commissioner (30-1; morning line was 20-1) 9. Wicked Strong (10-1; morning line was 6-1) 10. General a Rod ... Read More »

Up the Backstretch: ‘Chrome’ is poised to triple the fun

By Don Agriss, Horse Racing Editor 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 »