Kallas: Tonalist Was A Monster Right Before Coburn Acted The Clown At BelmontInitially, 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.
Belmont Bummer: Tonalist Spoils California Chrome's Triple Crown BidCalifornia 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.
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.
History Not On California Chrome's Side At Crowded BelmontSince 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.
California Chrome Co-Owner: 'No Doubt' Colt Will Win Triple CrownArt 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.
Once In A Lifetime? California Chrome's Story May Never RepeatFor 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.
Exhale! California Chrome Gets OK To Race With Nasal Strip At BelmontCalifornia Chrome could have abandoned his Triple Crown bid, but racing fans can now exhale. "Nasalgate" has come to a quick -- and satisfying -- conclusion.
Trainer: California Chrome Might Sit Out Belmont Stakes Over Nasal Strip RuleTrainer 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.