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Exercise Rider Dies Following Training Mishap At Belmont Park

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Palladino: ‘Firsts’ Will Dominate Saturday’s Hambletonian

“Firsts” will loom huge come Saturday as the New Meadowlands Racetrack starter leads an 11-horse Hambletonian field into action.

California Chrome #2, ridden by Victor Espinoza,during the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 7, 2014 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Keidel: California Chrome Is A Winner, Just Not To The Extent We Expected

California Chrome is a winner, just not to the extent we expected or needed to give a peripheral sport a jolt of historic juice. But it just feels like a reach to rewrite the rules because we’re so starved for immortality.

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)

Kallas: Tonalist Was A Monster Right Before Coburn Acted The Clown At Belmont

Initially, there were a number of reasons why Tonalist would win, as I pointed out in a column last Friday where I picked Tonalist to win.

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

Dyer: Horse Racing Lost Fans Saturday With A Miserably Run Belmont Stakes

There was no signage, no direction — just chaos. Perhaps track officials were too busy with the sound of coins and cash to hear the chaos just outside Belmont Park.

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?”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.