Skip to comments.California Chrome's Triple Crown quest collapses
Posted on 06/07/2014 10:14:27 PM PDT by Morgana
NEW YORK (AP) California Chrome failed in his bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years on Saturday, losing the Belmont Stakes to 9-1 long shot Tonalist.
The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner finished in a dead-heat for fourth with Wicked Strong. California Chrome's loss extended the longest drought without a Triple Crown champion.
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And what a spoiled whiny SOB his owner is. “WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! My pony had to race against fresh horses that weren’t even IN the other two races! Everybody plotted against me just to keep my pony from winning all three races! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!”
apparently the other horses are supposed to stay out of the way for his....
Hey I was cheering for Wicked Strong at the Kentucky Derby. He tied for forth today with California Chrome. I believe there is hope in the future for that horse.
does “How Now, Chrome Cow ?” still work ?
Kiss that Triple Chrome Cow Champion!
Cut the guy a break. He just moments earlier lost a very big race, one very important to him.
There’s a story just out that the horse tore a chunk of flesh out of his right front foot somewhere during the race.
Saw a picture of it. Looks like it would hurt like hell to run on that.
Gotta give the horse credit for hanging in there and thank the good Lord that he’s okay.
ITS TRUE...he clipped himself early in the race..i saw a pic of the gash, it was in a terrible spot..but hes gonna be fine...just terrible luck.
I saw a photo that looks like Matterhorn clipped him.
He was freakin’ ROBBED. If his foot hadn’t been crunched on coming out the gate he would have won it, fresh other ponies or no...
I don’t think he clipped himself, you can see the 3 horse hitting him coming out the gate.
It was expected to fail.
Yep, foot injury during the race.
If ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ were candy and nuts, we’d all have a Merry Christmas.
The build up to the Belmont Stakes was huge. The guy was disappointed who wouldn't be. I cut him some slack and blame the reporter for not cutting the interview short when he should have realized the guy was not composed yet. To add insult to injury Costas jumped on board asking the winning owner what he thought. Shame on you Bob Costas you should apologize.
That said California Chrome is still an amazing horse. Few three year olds are capable of taking 2 legs of the triple crown. The horse will still make some money at stud for his owners. If they are smart they will retire him.
Yours is a charitable and kind response.....Thank-you
Indeed the lead up to this eace was so whipped by the hoopla.....( and it usually is)......It was a huge letdown for everyone!
I like your measured response.
And the winner’s owner reacted in a very civil and adult way to Costa. Classy!
Tonalist’s owner knows what it is like to have a horse win both the Derby and the Preakness and lose the Belmont. His family owned Pleasant Colony.
Maybe they should have an award for those who only win two of the three races — they can call it: The Two Tier or The Two Tear.
Poor creature, that looks sore:(
Can someone find out what’s going on with him and how he’s doing?
Bob Classless, what a turd, what a spineless instigator and a classless skid mark, little sh1t starter, a PHONY jackass, and jerkoff, a liberal who just can’t stick to the commentary of the sport, which by the way is what he gets paid a hefty salary for.
Great job Boob Costas
It’s an “over reach” injury if he stepped on himself, meaning his rt hind hoof reached under himself too far as his right leg came back and the two met. I saw the photo of Matterhorn apparently stepping on or towards him out of the gate - hard to tell. Either way, the injury is in an area called the hoof bulb which is a sensitive area of their feet and no doubt, cost him the race. Imagine, if this horse was injured coming out of the gate and in that much pain, he went on to run 1.5 miles on it and finish in a photo for 4th place - as he was walked off the track you could see he was “toe-pointing” lame on his rt front - amazing heart these horses have!!
I love this horse. He really is a champion, even if his owner acts like a d!ck sometimes.
Get well soon, Chrome. You still have some great races in you.
OUCH OUCH OUCH!!!!!!
yea..i did see that photo..
I think CC was injured not long after leaving the gate. Seemed to move into the lead quickly, move to the rail then drop back when another horse challenged.
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