Affirmed

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

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome is walked in his barn after a morning workout at Belmont Park on May 27, 2014. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Past Triple Crown Winners Ready For New Champ In California Chrome

Patrice Wolfson is ready to give up her title as the co-owner of the last Triple Crown winner. She will get the chance if California Chrome is successful in his bid to join Affirmed and 10 other horses atop racing’s pinnacle.

05/28/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 17: California Chrome #3, ridden by Victor Espinoza, races to the finishline to win during the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Dyer: NYRA’s Common Sense May End Up A Catalyst For Horse Racing’s Rebirth

The New York Racing Association Became everyone’s best friend on Monday — not just because it used common sense, but because it has the sport’s long-term health in mind.

05/20/2014

Kentucky Derby winner Orb.(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Orb Wins 139th Kentucky Derby, Newest Contender For The Triple Crown

Morning-line favorite Orb wins the 139th Kentucky Derby.

05/04/2013

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Could Triple Crown Winner Revive Fading Sport?

Questions remain over whether winning the Triple Crown can reinvigorate a sport that has experienced precipitous drops in fan interest, gambling dollars and prestige in the American sports landscape.

06/07/2012

138th Kentucky Derby

Jockey Gutierrez Hits The Heights In New York City

The 25-year-old jockey made his first trip to the Big Apple on Tuesday. Gutierrez and the colt will try to win the Triple Crown for the first time in 34 years on Saturday in the Belmont Stakes.

06/06/2012

ELMONT, NY - MAY 21: Kentucky Derby, and Preakness winner I'll Have Another is washed outside his barn at Belmont Park on May 21, 2012 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

I’ll Have Another Avoids Training Scare

A loose horse nearly collied with I’ll Have Another at Thursday’s Belmont Stakes practice. The Triple Crown hopeful avoided disaster.

WFAN–05/31/2012

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Triple Crown Hopeful I’ll Have Another Jogs At Belmont For Second Straight Day

Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another jogged around the 1½-mile Belmont Park oval for a second day in a row, and is scheduled to resume galloping on Friday.

05/24/2012

I'll Have Another (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Steve Cauthen Likes I’ll Have Another’s Chances At Belmont

After watching I’ll Have Another’s victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, Cauthen thinks the Triple Crown drought might finally come to an end in the Belmont Stakes.

05/21/2012