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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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Wynn, state regulators sign Boston casino license

- Associated Press

Wynn Resorts and Massachusetts gambling regulators on Wednesday finalized a license for a proposed $1.6 billion resort casino across from Boston, but the casino company says it's not yet prepared to campaign against a looming threat: November's ballot question to repeal the state's casino law.

Suffolk Downs notifies workers it will close

- Associated Press

Suffolk Downs, New England's only thoroughbred horse racing track, has told its workers it will close by year's end because Mohegan Sun did not win a Massachusetts casino license.

Fair Grounds cuts purses for 2014-15 season

Associated Press

A pending lawsuit by a group of quarter horse owners, trainers and jockeys has forced the Fair Grounds Race Course to substantially reduce purses for the upcoming thoroughbred meet, including a 40 percent cut for the Louisiana Derby.

Kenzadargent wins Belmont feature

Associated Press

Kenzadargent, the 2-5 favorite, easily won the $78,400 allowance feature for fillies and mares at Belmont Park on Wednesday.

Suffolk Downs: Casino vote will end horse racing

Associated Press

A Suffolk Downs official says horse racing will be coming to an end at the 79-year-old thoroughbred track as a result of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's decision to award a casino license to Wynn Resorts.

Wynn's $1.6B resort wins Boston casino license

- Associated Press

Wynn Resorts has won the competition for the lucrative Boston-area casino license, besting rival Mohegan Sun largely on the strength of its $1.6 billion project's economic development potential.

Wynn, Mohegan Sun respond to casino regulators

- Associated Press

Wynn Resorts appears to have a strong advantage over Mohegan Sun in the fierce competition for the Boston-area casino license, even as the Las Vegas gambling giant pushes back against some requirements state regulators are seeking to impose if it is to win the license.

Horse groups not giving up Nebraska court ruling

- Associated Press

A ballot measure to allow machine betting on previously run horse races may have died in court this year, but supporters are already looking ahead to press the issue in 2016.

War Correspondent wins Monmouth Park feature

Associated Press

War Correspondent took the lead on the far turn and drew off in the stretch to score an easy win in the $37,800 allowance feature at Monmouth Park on Saturday, beating Sharp Omar by four lengths.

Ball Dancing wins Belmont's Sands Point Stakes

Associated Press

Ball Dancing beat Xcellence by a half-length, giving trainer Chad Brown a 1-2 finish in the $500,000 Sands Point Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on the turf Saturday at Belmont Park.

Secret Someone wins Belmont feature

Associated Press

Secret Someone edged Dancing House by a nose on Friday for an 11-1 upset in the $77,000 allowance feature for 3-year-old fillies on the turf at Belmont Park.

Gambler's Roll wins Los Alamitos feature

Associated Press

Gambler's Roll led all the way to win the $41,160 feature for 2-year-old maidens by a half-length, giving jockey Fernando Perez his third winner on the card at Los Alamitos on Friday.