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Steve Coburn, co-owner of California Chrome, high-fives a fan at Belmont Park on June 7, 2014 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

California Chrome Co-Owner Compares Loss To Handicapped Child Playing Basketball

“It wouldn’t be fair if I played basketball with a child in a wheelchair because I got an unfair advantage,” Coburn said. “If your horse is good enough to run in the Belmont, where was he in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness?”

06/09/2014

Tonalist #11, ridden by Joel Rosario, races to the finish line en route to winning the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 7, 2014 in Elmont, New York. California Chrome #2 tied for fourth in his bid for the Triple Crown. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Belmont Bummer: Tonalist Spoils California Chrome’s Triple Crown Bid

California Chrome became the latest contender to fall victim to the Belmont Stakes, as the 1 1/2-mile “Test of Champions” proved too much to overcome.

06/07/2014

Crowd waits to get home after 2014 Belmont Stakes (Credit: CBS 2)

Many Left Waiting For Hours To Get Home After Belmont Stakes

Heavy train delays proved to be as much of a disappointment as the race was to many California Chrome fans Saturday.

06/07/2014

Fans make their way into Belmont Park prior to the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 7, 2014 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Fans Show Up By The Thousands For Belmont Stakes; California Chrome Ties For 4th

Unfortunately for Califonia Chrome, the crowd’s intensity was not enough for the horse to win the Belmont Stake and bring home the Triple Crown glory.

06/07/2014

A sign at Belmont Park (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Wes Welker’s Horse Wins Big In Belmont Undercard

The Triple Crown races have been very good to Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker. His horse Undrafted won the $300,000 Jaipur Invitational on Saturday.

06/07/2014

Assistant trainer Alan Sherman leads Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, back to the barn after a morning workout in preparation for the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Belmont Competitor: ‘We Want California Chrome To Win If We Don’t’

While everyone wants to win, deep down most wouldn’t be too upset finally seeing a Triple Crown winner.

06/07/2014

A fan looks at a racing forum prior to the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 7, 2014 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

5 Things To Know For California Chrome’s Triple Crown Try In Belmont Stakes

The last 1 1/2 miles of the Triple Crown trail are littered with misses and heartbreak. California Chrome will try to dodge it all.

06/07/2014

Mike Francesa and Alan Sherman at Belmont Park (Credit: Brian Monzo/WFAN)

On The Fan: Asst. Trainer ‘Real Confident’ In California Chrome’s Chances

“I’m real confident,” Sherman told Francesa. “I am. Just the way he’s been training on this track. Obviously he hasn’t run on it, but he’s been training great over it.”

06/06/2014

Belmont Stakes Fans

Horse Racing Fever Hits Area For Belmont, California Chrome

Horse racing fever has hit the Tri-State Area, and everyone seems to be catching the spark.

06/06/2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, goes over the track in preparation for the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 6, 2014 in Elmont, N.Y. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Horse Racing Fans Reveal Their Methods Of Handicapping The Belmont Stakes

At 6:52 p.m. on Saturday, California Chrome will attempt to win the Triple Crown. For many of the thousands of people at Belmont Park, it will all come down to the little ticket in their hands.

06/06/2014

Assistant trainer Alan Sherman leads Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, to the track in preparation for the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 5, 2014 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Triple Crown Frenzy! Over 100K Expected For California Chrome’s Shot At Belmont

Good weather — 82 degrees and sunny, according to the National Weather Service — could push the crowd into record territory on Saturday.

06/06/2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome with jockey Victor Espinoza trains at Belmont Park on May 31, 2014 in Elmont, New York. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Kallas: Chrome Winning Triple Crown Might Be Bad For Thoroughbred Racing

While it would be a wonderful story if California Chrome and his connections were to win the Triple Crown, I’m simply not sure that it would be the best thing for the industry.

06/06/2014

California Chrome. Just look at that face. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Rapping Kids Have Triple Crown, ‘Chromie’ On The Brain

These kids aren’t old enough to bet on Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. But they’re definitely rooting for Chromie, their homie, to become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years.

06/06/2014

California Chrome (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), Miguel Cotto (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) and Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Keidel: From Chrome To Cotto To Henrik — NYC’s Sports Triple Crown

Pick your triple handle. Imagine the sporting triumvirate, trifecta or hat trick of Chrome, Cotto and King Henrik winning their respective crusades. It would give our city some juice and a much-needed moment of eminence.

06/06/2014

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A Guide To The Belmont Stakes

And they’re off! The Belmont Stakes will take place on Saturday, June 7 and CBS New York is giving you a head start. Follow this guide for information on how to get there, how to get tickets, who to bet on, what to wear and more.

CBS New York–06/06/2014

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