Topic - Triple Crown

The term Triple Crown is often used to describe the act of winning or completing the three most difficult or prestigious events in a given field: - Source: Wikipedia

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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

    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.

  • ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JUNE 1-2 - FILE - In this April 4, 2014 file photo, Robby Albarado rides Medal Count to victory in the Transylvania Stakes horse race at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. California Chrome's bid to become racing's first Triple Crown winner in 36 years isn't scaring away the competition. Horses are lining up to challenge the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner in the Belmont Stakes next weekend.  (AP Photo/Garry Jones), File)

    5 things to know for the 146th Belmont Stakes

    The last 1 1/2 miles of the Triple Crown trail are littered with misses and heartbreak.

  • ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JUNE 1-2 - In this May 17, 2014 file photo, California Chrome, right, Victor Espinoza up, wins the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race  ahead Ride on Curlin, left,  who finished second,  at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. California Chrome's bid to become racing's first Triple Crown winner in 36 years isn't scaring away the competition. Horses are lining up to challenge the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner in the Belmont Stakes next weekend. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

    Old, new rivals await California Chrome in Belmont

    After California Chrome's trouble-free trips in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, the chestnut colt with four white feet will be running in the Belmont Stakes with a bull's-eye on his back.

  • California Chrome gallops 2 miles at Belmont

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome has galloped his usual 2 miles at Belmont Park, and new horses are lining up to challenge his Triple Crown bid in the Belmont Stakes.

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

    California Chrome Triple Crown bid could be derailed by nasal strip

    Trainer Art Sherman made no threats about the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner passing on a chance to become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, but he suggested it was a possibility.

  • California Chrome's Co-Owner Steve Coburn, center, trainer Art Sherman, left, and jockey Victor Espinoza, bottom right, celebrate in winner's circle after California Chrome won the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Baltimore.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Nasal strip could clog Chrome's Triple Crown bid

    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.

  • Detroit's Cabrera chasing Triple Crown

    Miguel Cabrera's drive sailed high into the Detroit night _ so high, in fact, that left fielder Alex Gordon had time to drift over to the fence and wait a couple seconds before reaching over and robbing the slugger of a home run.

  • Trainer Doug O'Neill said the decision to scratch I'll Have Another from the Belmont Stakes was unanimous in the wake of the colt's tendinitis in his left front leg. (Associated Press)

    Triple Crown history put on hold (again)

    Trainer Graham Motion has been there before, making the impossibly tough choice not to run a horse dealing with an injury. It was "devastating" for him to hear of I'll Have Another being scratched from the Belmont Stakes with a tendon injury that robbed fans of a Triple Crown bid.

  • Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another is lead around his stable just after arriving at Belmont Park in New York, Sunday, May 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    I'll Have Another set on unusual training path for Belmont

    Trainer Doug O'Neill is taking an unconventional path to a Triple Crown bid by using a series of strong gallops rather than formal workouts to prepare I'll Have Another for the Belmont Stakes on June 9.

  • Preakness Stakes: Shackleford, right, with Jesus Castanon aboard, crosses the finish line to win the 36th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 21, 2011, in Baltimore. Animal Kingdom, with John Velazquez aboard, took second place. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

    Shackleford wins Preakness Stakes

    In on a sloppy track Thursday morning, Shackleford looked like the best horse in the world. If he could just run the Preakness then, co-owner Mike Lauffer said, he would have won.

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