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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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