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California Chrome's Triple Crown quest collapses
yahoo ^ | BETH HARRIS

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: belmont; californiacrome; triplecrown

1 posted on 06/07/2014 10:14:28 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

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!”


2 posted on 06/07/2014 10:16:18 PM PDT by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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To: Morgana
He still has the Chrome Cow though


3 posted on 06/07/2014 10:16:51 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 50sDad; Morgana

apparently the other horses are supposed to stay out of the way for his....

lolz


4 posted on 06/07/2014 10:17:29 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 50sDad

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.


5 posted on 06/07/2014 10:20:52 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: GeronL

does “How Now, Chrome Cow ?” still work ?


6 posted on 06/07/2014 10:24:26 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: kingattax
lol

Kiss that Triple Chrome Cow Champion!

7 posted on 06/07/2014 10:27:33 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

hehe


8 posted on 06/07/2014 10:31:40 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: 50sDad

Cut the guy a break. He just moments earlier lost a very big race, one very important to him.


9 posted on 06/07/2014 10:38:16 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Morgana

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.


10 posted on 06/07/2014 10:39:06 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: Catmom

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.


11 posted on 06/07/2014 10:42:13 PM PDT by basalt
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To: basalt

I saw a photo that looks like Matterhorn clipped him.


12 posted on 06/07/2014 10:54:32 PM PDT by bootless ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth."~RWR)
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To: 50sDad

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...


13 posted on 06/07/2014 11:38:08 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: basalt

I don’t think he clipped himself, you can see the 3 horse hitting him coming out the gate.


14 posted on 06/07/2014 11:39:30 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Axenolith

It was expected to fail.


15 posted on 06/07/2014 11:45:14 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Catmom

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/horseracing/2014/06/07/california-chrome-sustains-gash-to-foot/10188807/

Yep, foot injury during the race.


16 posted on 06/08/2014 12:11:48 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Axenolith

If ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ were candy and nuts, we’d all have a Merry Christmas.


17 posted on 06/08/2014 12:19:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 50sDad
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!”

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.

18 posted on 06/08/2014 4:14:57 AM PDT by stig
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To: stig

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.


19 posted on 06/08/2014 4:32:44 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: stig

And the winner’s owner reacted in a very civil and adult way to Costa. Classy!


20 posted on 06/08/2014 5:02:08 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

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.


21 posted on 06/08/2014 5:28:49 AM PDT by Andy'smom (How many more acts of love can we take?)
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To: Morgana

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.


22 posted on 06/08/2014 5:33:44 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Catmom

23 posted on 06/08/2014 5:34:24 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: Teacher317

Poor creature, that looks sore:(

Can someone find out what’s going on with him and how he’s doing?


24 posted on 06/08/2014 6:05:50 AM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: stig

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


25 posted on 06/08/2014 6:35:08 AM PDT by snappahead (if your gonna be dumb, you better be tough.)
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To: Catmom

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!!


26 posted on 06/08/2014 6:39:40 AM PDT by soozla
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To: soozla

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.


27 posted on 06/08/2014 6:46:28 AM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: Teacher317

OUCH OUCH OUCH!!!!!!


28 posted on 06/08/2014 6:56:45 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Axenolith

yea..i did see that photo..


29 posted on 06/08/2014 7:46:38 AM PDT by basalt
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To: Morgana

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.


30 posted on 06/08/2014 8:19:39 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Mike Darancette
The Race:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/06/07/california-chrome-loses-belmont-stakes-and-triple-crown-bid/

31 posted on 06/08/2014 8:26:55 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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