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California Chrome Owner: Tonalist Took 'Coward's Way Out'

Horses shouldn't be allowed to crash Belmont with fresh legs, says Steve Coburn

(Newser) - Let us just say that California Chrome's co-owner isn't taking his pony's lost Triple Crown bid lightly or gracefully. Immediately after his colt placed fourth in yesterday's Belmont Stakes , Steve Coburn blasted Tonalist as having taken "the coward's way out" to victory—that is,... More »

No History: California Chrome Misses Triple Crown

Falls short at Belmont as Tonalist wins

(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... More »

California Chrome Will Run After All

NY Racing Association OKs colt's nasal strip

(Newser) - California Chrome will indeed make his run—nasal strip and all—to be the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years, reports ESPN . The New York Racing Association said today it would allow the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes to also use the strip in the Belmont... More »

Triple Crown Bid's Undoing: Nasal Strip?

New York has blocked previous horses from using nasal strips

(Newser) - California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes, said trainer Art Sherman today. "I'd have to leave it up to the owners. I know they'll be upset." The... More »

Union Rags Wins Belmont

But the buzz is gone without Triple Crown threat

(Newser) - The departure of I'll Have Another and thus the lack of a Triple Crown bid turned the Belmont Stakes today into just another horse race, but it still proved to be a dandy. Union Rags nipped Paynter at the wire in a photo finish. A crowd of 85,811... More »

I'll Have Another Drops Out of Belmont Stakes

Trainer Doug O'Neill cites tendonitis

(Newser) - I'll Have Another's Triple Crown hopes have been dashed: The horse won't race in the Belmont Stakes, his trainer says. Following the horse's outing this morning, Doug O'Neill spotted swelling. "He has the start of some tendonitis in the left front leg," O'... More »

I'll Have Another Wins Preakness

Bodemeister loses down the stretch in repeat of Kentucky Derby

(Newser) - I'll Have Another overtook Bodemeister down the straight to win the Preakness Stakes and keep alive his hopes of winning the US Triple Crown. In a race that was a virtual repeat of the Kentucky Derby, I'll Have Another raced from behind today to beat pace-setter Bodemeister, who... More »

Long Shot Ruler on Ice Wins Belmont Stakes

Derby and Preakness winners finished 6th and 5th, respectively

(Newser) - Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom nearly fell at the start. Preakness winner Shackleford faded in the stretch. The Belmont Stakes was up for grabs. And it was 24-1 long shot Ruler on Ice who delivered a huge upset today in the final leg of the Triple Crown, splashing his way... More »

Did Sarah Palin Get a Boob Job?

Tipster reports former Alaskan governor sporting 'instant boobage!'

(Newser) - The rumor comes from Wonkette's Facebook page , but it never had a chance of staying there: Sarah Palin may or may not have gotten breast implants. The tipster is a woman, and "women seem to keep very careful mental records about such things," Ken Layne writes . "And... More »

Derby, Preakness Champs Will Skip the Belmont

Super Saver, Lookin at Lucky will sit out third leg of Triple Crown

(Newser) - The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners will not run in the third leg of the Triple Crown, the June 5 Belmont Stakes, their trainers said today. Lookin at Lucky's victory in yesterday's Preakness made 2011 the 32nd straight year without a Triple Crown winner, notes USA Today . It also took... More »

Summer Bird Beats 11-1 Odds at Belmont

(Newser) - This was a Belmont for the Birds. It was Summer Bird, not Mine That Bird and jockey Calvin Borel, who came roaring down the long stretch and won the final jewel of the Triple Crown today. Ending Borel's bid to become the first jockey to win a personal Triple Crown,... More »

Preakness Winner Rachel Alexandra Won't Run in Belmont

(Newser) - Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra will not run in the Belmont Stakes, opening the way for jockey Calvin Borel to return to Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird in his quest for a personal Triple Crown. Co-owner Jess Jackson said today the filly "deserves a well-earned vacation." More »

Mine That Bird May Skip Preakness

(Newser) - Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird may pass over the Preakness and aim for a strong Belmont Stakes run in June instead, the AP reports. "The Preakness tends to be a little more speed-biased and I don't know that that's going to fit our horse," said trainer Bennie... More »

Derby-Winning Filly Dead at 31

Genuine Risk only filly to finish in top 3 of all Triple Crown races

(Newser) - Genuine Risk, one of only three fillies to win the Kentucky Derby, died this morning in Virginia. She was 31. The 1980 Derby winner died peacefully after eating a hearty breakfast and being turned out in her paddock, said an administrator at Newstead Farm, adding that the chestnut mare had... More »

Loose Shoe Cost Big Brown Triple Crown

New photos implicate wobbly footwear in Belmont letdown

(Newser) - Big Brown may have lost the Triple Crown because of a dislodged shoe, newly released photos appear to show. The extreme close-ups reveal a loose shoe on Big Brown's right hind hoof about 200 yards into the June 7 Belmont Stakes. "The picture shocked me," one of Big... More »

Big Brown More Compelling in Defeat

Belmont defeat reminds us of why we race in the first place

(Newser) - Big Brown may have performed poorly at the Belmont Stakes, but his loss makes for a better story than victory would have, and he's in good company, writes Wallace Matthews in Newsday. Between Roberto Duran throwing in the towel against Sugar Ray Leonard, and Alex Rodriguez's plummeting temperature each postseason,... More »

Big Brown Upset at Belmont

Da' Tara takes victory at 38-1 odds

(Newser) - Big Brown is hobbling home after running last in today’s Belmont Stakes and losing his bid to win the Triple Crown, the AP reports. A strong favorite after rival Casino Drive was scratched, Big Brown ran with an injured hoof. "I had no horse," Big Brown's jockey... More »

Big Brown's Main Rival Scratched

Casino Drive sidelined by injured hoof, will return to Japan

(Newser) - Big Brown moved one hoof closer to becoming the first Triple Crown winner in 30 years today, after his strongest opponent in the Belmont Stakes dropped out because of an injury. Casino Drive, who developed symptoms yesterday, may have a stone bruise on his hoof and will return to Japan... More »

Big Brown Win Bad for Racing

Victory would be success for 'win-at-all-costs' methods: NYT

(Newser) - Big Brown carries the best hopes of racing fans as he tries to capture the Triple Crown today, but represents the worst of horse racing, writes Peter Thomas Fornatale in the New York Times. Brown is an admirable creature, sure, but he's the product of a company that runs its... More »

Big Brown, Big Favorite: Inside Post, 2-5 Belmont Odds

Trainer confident he'll win the Triple Crown

(Newser) - Big Brown drew the inside post for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, meaning he'll run closest to the rail as he tries to become the first horse in 20 years to win the Triple Crown. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner is the heavy favorite, with 2-5 odds. The horse given... More »

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