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
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)

(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.

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Sauron
Jun 8, 2014 1:53 AM CDT
Oh gee, the animal abuse peeps didn't manage to wring out another several million dollars on the back of this poor animal. I weep for their checkbook.
Drewzy
Jun 8, 2014 1:22 AM CDT
So some rich guy and his horse didn't make a whole bunch more money. BFD.
Terrankiller
Jun 7, 2014 9:50 PM CDT
California Chrome got injured out of the starting gate. And he still ran the race and almost won. Hes a really good horse and I'm proud of him. I hope he recovers.