No History: California Chrome Misses Triple Crown

Falls short at Belmont as Tonalist wins

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jun 7, 2014 6:02 PM CDT

(Newser) – California Chrome missed his shot at history today, failing to win the Belmont Stakes and end horse racing's 36-year drought of Triple Crown champions. Instead, Tonalist and jockey Joel Rosario won at Belmont Park. California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza finished well back in a tie for fourth, losing the 1 1/2-mile race in front of tens of thousands of fans hoping to see history. It was not to be, leaving Affirmed as the most recent Triple Crown winner in 1978.

California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado in the saddle, gallops in the rain at Belmont Park race track on Thursday.
California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado in the saddle, gallops in the rain at Belmont Park race track on Thursday.   (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
Tonalist, left, with Joel Rosario, edges out Commissioner with Javier Castellano to win the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes.
Tonalist, left, with Joel Rosario, edges out Commissioner with Javier Castellano to win the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes.   (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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