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California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn calls from the grandstand at Belmont Park after his horse finished fourth in the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

California Chrome heads home after Belmont disappointment

- Associated Press

Steve Coburn, who co-owns California Chome, was still smarting. He was irked Belmont winner Tonalist didn’t run in either of the first two legs of the Triple Crown. After the race, he complained others took “the coward’s way out” by skipping the Derby and/or the Preakness. A day later, Coburn was unrepentant.

California Chrome takes a lap, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, during a workout at Belmont Park, Friday, June 6, 2014, in Elmont, N.Y.  The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner will attempt to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978 when he races in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race on Saturday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

California Chrome ready for Saturday shot at Triple Crown

- Associated Press

California Chrome and 10 rivals will run the longest race of their lives on Belmont Park’s deep, sandy track with its sweeping turns. No other Triple Crown winner faced more than seven rivals.

Jockey Edgar S. Prado, left, aboard Birdstone, reacts after winning the Belmont Stakes as jockey Stewart Elliott, right, aboard Smarty Jones looks on at Belmont Park, Saturday, June 5, 2004, in Elmont, N.Y. Smarty Jones finished second. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

LOVERRO: Triple Crown should have been Smarty Jones’ to wear

- The Washington Times

California Chrome may wind up being the Triple Crown winner, but he was not the horse who should have been the next winner of horse racing’s highest trifecta. No, the horse who was right — and ripe — to be America’s next Triple Crown winner won at Churchill Downs and Pimlico, but came up just short at Belmont Park 10 years ago.

 Exercise rider Willie Delgado takes California Chrome around a turn on a second lap during a workout at Belmont Park, Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Elmont, N.Y. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner will attempt to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978 when he races in the146th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race on Saturday.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Belmont Stakes draw: California Chrome 3-5 favorite

- Associated Press

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will break from the No. 2 post under Victor Espinoza on Saturday at Belmont Park. Eleven Belmont winners have come out of that post, the last being Tabasco Cat in 1994.

Jockey Victor Espinoza, right, celebrates aboard California Chrome after winning the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

California Chrome wins Preakness, Triple Crown looms

- Associated Press

As a follow-up to his victory in the Kentucky Derby, trainer Art Sherman’s horse justified his stature as the overwhelming favorite by outrunning Ride On Curlin to the finish Saturday.

Preakness Stakes favorite California Chrome gets a pat on the neck from exercise rider Willie Delgado after a morning gallop at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Saturday, May 17, 2014.  (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

California Chrome heavy Preakness favorite on race day

- Associated Press

California Chrome galloped two miles in the rain Friday. A small blister in the colt’s throat that caused him to cough a day earlier was blown out of proportion, according to Alan Sherman, Art’s son and assistant trainer.

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Exercise rider Willie Delgado takes California Chrome for a morning workout ahead of the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Santa Anita Park Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Jockey Gary Stevens returns with new knee

- Associated Press

Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens launches a second comeback in as many years on Friday aboard Sivoliere in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

An exercise rider takes Zivo for a morning workout ahead of the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Santa Anita Park Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Untapable, Napravnik team up for Breeders' Cup

- Associated Press

Untapable and jockey Rosie Napravnik can close out a stellar year with a victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff. The path to the winner's circle has been made a bit easier by the absence of defending champion Beholder.

Making Havoc wins Aqueduct feature

Associated Press

Making Havoc held on for a 13-1 upset on Thursday in the $69,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares at Aqueduct.

Breeders Crown sites announced through 2017

Associated Press

The organization that owns and services the harness racing's Breeders Crown year-end series has awarded the 12 annual championship events for the next three years to Woodbine Entertainment Group in Canada, The Meadowlands in New Jersey and to Hoosier Park in Anderson, Ind. for the first time.

This artists rendering provided by Churchill Downs, shows exterior view of the proposed winner's circle suites at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Track officials said Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, the $4.2 million project will include 20 new private, open-air suites. The seating will be in a prime spot under the Twin Spires between the sixteenth pole and finish line.  (AP Photo/Churchill Downs

Churchill plans suites for owners of Derby horses

- Associated Press

Churchill Downs announced plans Wednesday to develop trackside suites for the owners of horses running in the Kentucky Derby, hoping to rein in criticism that arose when a Derby winner's co-owner lashed out at the track over its hospitality.

Pimpernel holds off stablemate Hoppertunity

Associated Press

Bob Baffert-trained Pimpernel held off heavily favored stablemate Hoppertunity by a half-length Wednesday in the $60,000 feature race at Santa Anita.

An exercise rider takes Cigar Street for a morning workout ahead of the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Santa Anita Park Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Magician scratches from Breeders' Cup Turf

- Associated Press

Magician was scratched from the Breeders' Cup on Wednesday, denying the colt a chance to defend his title in the $3 million Turf.

Exercise riders and horses walk along the track during morning workouts for the Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita Park Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

American Pharoah withdrawn from Breeders' Cup

- Associated Press

American Pharoah, who was the early 2-1 favorite for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, was withdrawn Tuesday because of bruise in his left front foot.

Monday's Sports Briefs

- Associated Press

Aaron Lewis has apologized for botching the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner" during his performance before Game 5 of the World Series.

Horse tracks suspend simulcast signals to Dubuque

Associated Press

Several horse racing tracks in Kentucky have suspended simulcast signals to Dubuque, months after a group representing horse owners in Iowa raised concerns about recent greyhound racing legislation.

FILE - This Nov. 10, 2013, file photo, provided by Benoit Photo shows Shared Belief and jockey Corey Nakatani winning the Grade II $100,000 Hollywood Prevue Stakes at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. Undefeated Shared Belief is expected to be made the favorite after post positions are drawn for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic.  (AP Photo/Benoit Photo, File)

Shared Belief is 9-5 favorite for BC Classic

- Associated Press

Shared Belief was made the early 9-5 favorite on Monday in a field of 14 for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, a race featuring a strong contingent of seven 3-year-olds taking on older foes. Shared Belief is 7-0 in his career, with all of his races coming in California.

Dame Dorothy wins Belmont's Turnback the Alarm

Associated Press

Dame Dorothy, owned by celebrity chef Bobby Flay, remained undefeated with a victory Sunday in $200,000 Turnback the Alarm Handicap, the closing day feature at Belmont Park.

Filly Beholder taken off sales block

Associated Press

Two-time Eclipse Award-winning filly Beholder has been taken off the sales block and will resume training after she recovers from a fever that knocked her out of the Breeders' Cup.