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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.

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

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

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome draws the No. 2 post for the Belmont Stakes. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown on June 7. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

History Not On California Chrome’s Side At Crowded Belmont

Since Affirmed became the last Triple Crown winner in 1978, three Belmont fields with the same history on the line also drew 11 horses in 1981, 1988 and 2002.

06/05/2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, trains on the main track at Belmont Park on June 3, 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)

California Chrome Co-Owner: ‘No Doubt’ Colt Will Win Triple Crown

Art Sherman got his first glimpse of California Chrome in action in two weeks, and the trainer liked what he saw. So did co-owner Steve Coburn.

06/04/2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado, waits to get bathed after jogging on the main track at Belmont Park on June 2, 2014 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Once In A Lifetime? California Chrome’s Story May Never Repeat

For all the buzz California Chrome’s feel-good run at the Triple Crown is generating for horse racing, his too-good-to-be-true story has virtually no chance of repeating itself, according to the numbers.

06/03/2014

California Chrome #3, ridden by Victor Espinoza, crosses the finish line to win the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Jim Dietz/Getty Images)

Exhale! California Chrome Gets OK To Race With Nasal Strip At Belmont

California Chrome could have abandoned his Triple Crown bid, but racing fans can now exhale. “Nasalgate” has come to a quick — and satisfying — conclusion.

05/19/2014

California Chrome could become the first horse since 1978 to win the Triple Crown. (credit: Getty Images)

Trainer: California Chrome Might Sit Out Belmont Stakes Over Nasal Strip Rule

Trainer Art Sherman hinted the thoroughbred might sit out the Belmont Stakes if New York doesn’t change its regulations allowing thoroughbreds to wear nasal strips.

05/18/2014