Skip to comments.Triple Crown Whiner 'Ashamed' of Tantrum over Belmont Loss
Posted on 06/09/2014 9:27:22 PM PDT by This Just In
This morning on ABC News , Steve Coburn apologized for his sore loser remarks following the loss of California Chrome at the Belmont Stakes.
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I guess his juvenile, poor-sport and belligerent comments were understandable. After all, he really wanted his horse to win "for America" (nevermind the take-home purse and subsequent stud fees).
That is a really cynical comment.
This was a great underdog story - something traditionally loved by Americans. And, they’ll still get great stud fees and have made a ton of money despite not winning the Belmont. It would have been a great story to win all three - who can’t understand that???
win for America?
Aria, I’ll explain. Mr. Coburn made these statements after his race horse lost:
If your horse doesnt even have the points to run in the Kentucky Derby, he shouldnt be able to run in the Triple Crown. Theyre ((bleep)) cheaters. (I censored his statement due to offensive language)
“This is the coward’s way out,”
“Our horse had a target on his back.”
You’re welcome to read more at the link. Mr. Coburn is now apologizing. It’s not a cynical comment at all, really. I can only judge Mr. Coburns intent by his words, and using his own words. I fail to see the sincerity.
Nonsense. He was upset over the shock of losing, he spouted off, and now he’s apologizing for being an idiot.
You have no grounds to reject his sincerity. You point to nothing except that he made the mistake he’s admitting to and apologizing for. If anything, what cannot be forgiven is YOUR baseless condemnation.
Aria, not only did Mr. Coburn take the Lord’s name in vain, but he accused his opponent of cheating and being a coward. If you fail to see the dishonor and offensiveness of Mr. Coburns behavior, I have nothing further to say.
High stakes easily fertilize sour grapes. I totally understand the reaction of anyone placed into that position, whether repentant or not.
“...YOUR baseless condemnation.”
Would you mind proving the “condemnation”?
Perhaps you can provide us with some anecdotes of other owners showing the same type of behavior? After all, race horses spend most of their careers losing. There must be a plethora of examples.
i’ve had a lot of hunters and jumpers - a very non-lucrative sport. I do agree that he should have kept his mouth shut but alas...he did not. But I can totally understand being passionate about your horse and your chances even when, as in our case, not being in it for any profit.
it would have been an incredible story if CC had won. I even cried when I read Seabiscuit and that was knowing how it turned out.
How is it a ‘triple’ crown if a horse runs in only one of the races?
Your comment is idiotic.
Well we know Americans aren’t running anything right now— see the influx of ‘children’ Obama is pushing into the country right now.
Apparently you cared enough to click on this thread and click on “reply”, and type:
I assure you, there are people who care.
How can a horse run in only one race and still be a ‘triple’ crown contender? I am curious to know how that works.
You don’t understand the history and rules involving horse racing and the Triple Crown and you’re calling me an idiot? That’s comical.
Triple, three races. Tonalist only ran in one. How is he qualified for the ‘triple’ crown?
Of course you didn’t answer the question.
Who do you work for? You sound like a corporatist globalist.
A lot of name calling, I am reminded of Alinsky by your post.
The racing ‘elite’ just couldn’t stand that some lowly Americans using logic and scientific method could breed such a fine horse.
I heard the commentators mocking the owners, a la Alinsky, in the run up to the Preakness. Apparently you’re with them.
Go off and think about what ‘triple’ means. I’m sure your handlers will come up with an ‘appropriate’ response sometime tomorrow.
White Americans are the new terrorists. You can’t let their horse win.
“You sound like a corporatist globalist.”
And you sound like someone who needs his diaper changed, a bottle, and a nap.
I’m not here to educate you. After all, you’re the genius name-caller who stated that my comment was idiotic without understanding the history behind horse racing and the Triple Crown.
“Triple, three races. Tonalist only ran in one. How is he qualified for the triple crown?”
DON’T do the math.
Dude, you should’ve been a comedian...because you’re crackin’ me up.
You didn’t get your comment vetted.
What don’t you get about the word ‘triple’?
“A lot of name calling, I am reminded of Alinsky by your post.
The racing elite just couldnt stand that some lowly Americans using logic and scientific method could breed such a fine horse.
I heard the commentators mocking the owners, a la Alinsky, in the run up to the Preakness. Apparently youre with them.”
“Go off and think about what triple means. Im sure your handlers will come up with an appropriate response sometime tomorrow.”
hedgetrimmer, I sure hope I’m not the only one enjoying your accusations. Thanks for the laughs. Honestly, your remarks are entertaining. You even dropped the “Alinsky” brand.
Mr. Coburn, is that you?
You saw the horse running against other horses who had no stake in the game.
You saw owners who deliberately bypassed the Preakness so their horses would be ‘rested’ for the Belmont.
How is that a ‘triple’ crown competition? How many horses in that race were actually in the previous two races? How can a race be a ‘triple’ if the horses running in it, didn’t run in the previous two?
Your style is symptomatic.
Its you, not me.
Still waiting for your handler’s feedback?
I already did.
Prove I didn't.
Doubting sincerity doesn’t equal condemnation.
This owner had the opportunity for weeks of becoming the owner of horse winning the triple crown. He was probably a physical, emotional and spiritual wreck for every minute after his horse won the first leg, and doubly so after the second. And at the height of his exhaustion, two minutes plus after the the most exciting race of his life, his hopes were dashed on the rocks of reality.
I’ve watched and dealt with people that were not at their best and sometimes it is not pretty. But for the most part, it is human. He asked for forgiveness, in what ever way he did. I don’t have any real contact with him, and probably will never hear of him again. It is a fallacy of our relationship with the media to be able to judge on the worst snippet of his life. Just laugh a little and think of the poor guy on google maps in CA whose claim to fame was being an internet sensation for have the bad luck to be picking his nose at the bus stop when google maps snapped his pic and it went viral.
He may have better days to be judged by, and I would hope to be judged by my better days than my worst.
Except when I was lucky enough to catch Right Wing Professor saying the most incredibly stupid thing as a scientist that he possibly say, while arguing for the “Theory of Evolution”. I will forever remember that he claimed Epistemology was unimportant to evaluation of the theory, and it still brings a tear to my eye. LOL
I think Coburn is wll aware of how the races are independent. He’s also aware that there are owners that were gunning for him, and hid behind the independence of the races. And then after he blasted out his frustration and anger, he realized that there was no way to get that subtlety across, or prove it happened to him.
I think it did happen, and I can empathize with his being upset. But at the same time, that’s life - the bastards are always up to something, that’s why their called bastards. And as for the masses - win, and they always knew you could do it. Lose, and they hate you simply because that’s what they like to do the most.
He had the class to calm down and apologize, and I respect him for that. I don’t think he’s crazy or misguided. I think he got ganged up on, and that’s part of horseracing. He still did great with California Chrome, no matter what anyone else says.
He definitely isn’t part of the globalist elite.
Sure it does - in fact, that's exactly what it does.
To claim it doesn't is insincere, and I condemn you for it.
Too bad he apologized. The corporatist controllers would never let him race one of his horses again, if he didnt’ kowtow.
Are you Steve?Watched it with my husband and 12 year old twin grandchildren down the shore.Knock off the You saw .I do know the grandchildren were making fun of the owner for complaining best part was him turning around to his wife.apologized on Good Morning American.Cad to his wife who had best reaction.
Your grandchildren sound like they were poorly raised, without manners.
You fail to understand the word in this context.
Doubting someones sincerity simply means you question the motivation behind the words. To condemn someone is to state a declaration.
Now, your comment, on the other hand, is a declaration.
Pot, meet kettle.
I didn’t watch the race, so I am just repeating what I heard. There may have been a non horse strategic error of going to the rail too soon and not being free enough at the correct point in the race to win. But in any case, winning the triple crown is a combination of skill, talent and luck. The right combos of those three will win any race, but Secretariat won by what 23 lengths...
Oh, and it takes money.
Sure, all that. But it’s entirely understandable, and even true, from some point of view. I think the objective take is that the Triple Crown has become impossible because of the mile and a half distance of the Belmont and the specialization that no longer allows a horse to be dominant across the board, as it were. Say no more, say no more.
Frankly, I can’t think of one example either, and I haven’t watched the sport for as long as you’ve enjoyed it, but I’ve seen a few.
I would like to mention that I appreciate your comments. Always informative and edifying. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a lot of valuable insight.
You see! You see! Your stupid minds! Stupid! Stupid!
What is smart Dr-lew?
Perhaps, but this doesn’t excuse the fact the owners knew all of this beforehand. It isn’t news to anyone in the horse-racing world.