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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.

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New track announcer taking the mike at Churchill Downs

- Associated Press

Churchill Downs' new track announcer takes his place with the panoramic view on Saturday when the track's spring meet opens, but Travis Stone says he has already been cramming for his biggest assignment - calling the Kentucky Derby next month.

FILE - In this May, 1999, file photo, jockey Chris Antley, aboard Charismatic, signals his win as he crosses the finish line to capture the 125th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky. Antley, the late jockey who twice won the Kentucky Derby, was elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame on Monday with thoroughbreds Lava Man and Xtra Heat and trainer King Leatherbury. (AP Photo/Patti Longmire, File)

Jockey Chris Antley leads Racing Hall of Fame class

Associated Press

Chris Antley, the late jockey who twice won the Kentucky Derby, was elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame on Monday with thoroughbreds Lava Man and Xtra Heat and trainer King Leatherbury. They will be inducted Aug. 7.

In this Jan. 8, 2015, file photo, Sandy Johal uses a selfie stick to take a picture of herself in New York's Times Square. Churchill Downs, the iconic Louisville, Ky., track hosting the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby on May 2, has banned selfie sticks. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Coming to the Kentucky Derby? Leave selfie sticks at home

- Associated Press

For the 160,000 people crammed into Churchill Downs on Derby Day, picture-taking can run neck-and-neck with betting and sipping mint juleps amid a winning field of photo opportunities: sleek racehorses, daring fashion statements, celebrities and the twin spires.

Winners of the 2014 NYSAPA newspaper contest

- Associated Press

The New York State Associated Press Association has announced results of its 2014 contest recognizing excellent writing, presentation, photography and graphics in AP member newspapers.

Winners of the 2014 NYSAPA newspaper contest

- Associated Press

The New York State Associated Press Association has announced results of its 2014 contest recognizing excellent writing, presentation, photography and graphics in AP member newspapers.

Winners of the 2014 NYSAPA newspaper contest

- Associated Press

The New York State Associated Press Association has announced results of its 2014 contest recognizing excellent writing, presentation, photography and graphics in AP member newspapers.

Senate fails to override Otter's veto on instant racing

- Associated Press

The Idaho Senate failed to override Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's veto on legislation that would have made roughly 250 slot-like betting machines in Idaho illegal on Monday, despite publicly acknowledging that the governor did not follow the constitution's notification requirement.