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California Chrome sustains gash to foot
AP ^ | AP

Posted on 06/08/2014 6:59:04 AM PDT by Morgana

Edited on 06/08/2014 7:02:07 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

NEW YORK (AP) -- California Chrome sustained a bloody gash to his right front foot during the Belmont Stakes, an injury that may have hurt his chances in his failed bid to sweep the Triple Crown for the first time in 36 years.


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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: belmont; californiacrome; horse
OUCH OUCH OUCH!!!
1 posted on 06/08/2014 6:59:04 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana
I'm not much of a horse person. Some years I follow the 3 races that make up the Triple Crown, but most years I do not. This year, I did not. But I have heard about California Chrome non-stop:

Guaranteed winner.
Cannot lose.
Greatest horse in history.
Race decided before it began.

Followed by:
Totally ripped off.
The rules are stupid.
Those other horses were more rested.
His foot was hurt.

Whoever is doing PR for the owner is doing an outstanding job. There has been an ocean of ink spilled for this horse. I'm in no position to judge the horse, but the publicity team is the best on the planet.

2 posted on 06/08/2014 7:08:54 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: Morgana
After listening to California Chrome's owner whining yesterday, the Belmont Stakes race should be run again. This time all horses should be inflicted with a painful and bloody gash in the foot to match California Chrome.

This should make the race more fair and equitable for Mr. Coburn's delicate sensibilities.

3 posted on 06/08/2014 7:10:18 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: NautiNurse

Yea I heard him winning too. I have to think this gash did not help the poor horse though.


4 posted on 06/08/2014 7:12:29 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Publicity or con to make millions?


5 posted on 06/08/2014 7:15:21 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Morgana

He’ll live.

Congratulations to Tonalist. Clement is one of the best trainers in the business and Evans’ family has been in breeding/racing for decades. Happy for them.


6 posted on 06/08/2014 7:17:10 AM PDT by Holen1
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To: mountainlion

Publicity or con to make millions?

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Either way they have done well on their $10,000 horse investment.


7 posted on 06/08/2014 7:20:55 AM PDT by deport
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To: ClearCase_guy

In the handicapping aspect of the race, the concept was to find value and try to maximize the availability. California Chrome was a good horse who benefitted from a subpar year of three year olds. I follow the sport nearly year round including watching the prep races early in the calendar season. He got stronger and was more successful especially under the current jockey after a switch.

In the Derby, it was a 19-horse field and the unknown commodity was how would he react to a larger field. Oftentimes, value can be found in that race, too. However, he won, though not overwhelmingly, and so the journey took the next step.

In the Preakness, he was the class of a reduced field and the story was magnified.

I likened him to Big Brown who had a similar journey back in 2008. A solid horse but one not facing what I thought was a stellar field of opponents.

Yesterday, the horse named Commissioner had arguably the top jockey and top trainer in the nation. It finished second but at a price of 28-to-1. That is a dream for handicappers. It doesn’t always win but these races often have value.

Running three races in five weeks is difficult. One of those three finished in last place yesterday though that may also be injury related. He finished second in the Preakness.


8 posted on 06/08/2014 7:21:26 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: deport

Yea as the song says “Two out of three ain’t bad”


9 posted on 06/08/2014 7:32:45 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

I hate Horse Racing .I always think they will be hurt .


10 posted on 06/08/2014 8:01:56 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Morgana

Dash for cash ruined by gash.


11 posted on 06/08/2014 8:10:59 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Morgana

I kind of agree with Chrome’s owner, Coburn. He says that only horses that are entered in the Kentucky Derby should be allowed to run in the Preakness and Belmont.

California Chrome was bested by a horse (Tonalist) that had not run in the other two previous races. Tonalist was fresh for the longest race of the three.


12 posted on 06/08/2014 8:20:34 AM PDT by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: Enterprise

Hoof Goof keeps him aloof


13 posted on 06/08/2014 8:21:46 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Running three races in five weeks is difficult.

That is why winning the TC is so special.

14 posted on 06/08/2014 8:36:04 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: A'elian' nation

That is not a decent argument.

These are three distinct races. No one has to enter all three. Winning all three is difficult, like winning a grand slam. It takes different abilities and skills and some chance (weather, competition) to win any one race, let alone these three. Whining about your opponents is poor sportsmanship. The dude believed the media.


15 posted on 06/08/2014 8:42:51 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Morgana

California Chrome ruined the story. We love stories about athletes who rise from humble beginnings to win big in tough times. Cinderella Man.....Seabiscuit......Secretariat....the 1980 US Hockey Team. Sylvester Stallone rode that story to become a millionaire. California Chrome was supposed to be the athlete that took the heat off of Obama, and he didn’t do it.


16 posted on 06/08/2014 9:20:38 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Yaelle

When I re-thunked it I realized you are right. Even if the rules were the way Chrome’s owner wanted them, there would still have to be an asterisk by Chrome’s name, since all the other Triple Crown winners had won by the established rules.


17 posted on 06/08/2014 9:27:00 AM PDT by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: Morgana

So it wouldn’t have mattered if the other horses raced in the other TC races, or not.


18 posted on 06/08/2014 9:29:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: A'elian' nation

A horse worthy of the TC defeats all comers.

The three races are independent of each other, each with their own criteria.


19 posted on 06/08/2014 9:31:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Yaelle

The owner expected a coronation, not a race.


20 posted on 06/08/2014 9:31:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Morgana

and Ouch again


21 posted on 06/08/2014 11:49:44 AM PDT by waxer1 (A Republic if you can keep it--Benjamin Franklin. Well we lost it.)
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To: Morgana

Someone who is better at photoshopping than I am, can you help me out?

I would like to create a picture of people appearing to lift California Chrome in the air with his visible injury and carry him off, to parody and create the best “Lebroning” photo yet, but can’t find anything to use.


22 posted on 06/08/2014 3:38:09 PM PDT by parksstp
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To: FatherofFive
Running three races in five weeks is difficult.

But in all honesty, a week's rest is a long time

23 posted on 06/08/2014 5:46:37 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: parksstp; JoeProBono; MeshugeMikey

Someone who is better at photoshopping than I am, can you help me out?

I would like to create a picture of people appearing to lift California Chrome in the air with his visible injury and carry him off, to parody and create the best “Lebroning” photo yet, but can’t find anything to use.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Joe? Mikey? You guys are good.


24 posted on 06/08/2014 6:08:30 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: A'elian' nation

He wasn’t fresh. He’s finished first in the Peter Pan which is the week before the Preakness at Belmont. Coburn is just a whiner and an idiot.


25 posted on 06/08/2014 6:47:48 PM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: Morgana
I can get my head around the race hrse concept.

but I did find an interesting california chrome.....analogy...




26 posted on 06/08/2014 9:11:54 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey; parksstp

GOOD ONE! who ever that is


27 posted on 06/08/2014 9:54:43 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Holen1
Funny:

I read: ... and Evans’ family has been in breeding/racing for decades.

as: ... and Evans’ family has been inbreeding/racing for decades.

28 posted on 06/08/2014 9:58:13 PM PDT by tinyowl (A equals A)
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To: Morgana

Thats California Governor Jerry Moonbeam Brown! ...aka California Chrome Dome.


29 posted on 06/09/2014 6:58:04 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Wow he’s aged! That is funny though!


30 posted on 06/09/2014 8:06:53 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Unlike a fine wine...neither he nor his ideas have aged well have they!


31 posted on 06/09/2014 8:38:18 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: discostu

You’re right. I re-thunked it.

This is still my favorite horse race.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVMY-VX7NyA


32 posted on 06/09/2014 9:51:06 AM PDT by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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