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.
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?"
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 Made 3-5 Favorite For Belmont; Draws No. 2 PostCalifornia Chrome is the 3-5 early favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown champion.
'Tough Race' Shaping Up For California Chrome's Triple Crown Bid At BelmontThe Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner galloped his usual 2 miles at Belmont Park on Wednesday, and new horses are lining up to challenge his bid at history in the Belmont Stakes.
California Chrome Trainer: Horse Racing Needs A Triple Crown WinnerCalifornia Chrome has arrived in New York to begin preparations for his bid to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner in 36 years.