1978. That year for those who follow horse racing is well known as the last time we saw a horse take home all three legs of the Triple Crown.
California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn has apologized for his bitter remarks after his horse failed to win the Triple Crown.
California Chrome sustained a bloody gash to his right front foot during the Belmont Stakes, an injury that may have hurt his chances in his failed bid to sweep the Triple Crown for the first time in 36 years.
Tonalist sprinted across the finish line first Saturday at the Belmont Stakes, spoiling California Chrome’s bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years.
California Chrome has finished his final run-through before he goes for history and the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.
The bet I will most happily cash will be an exacta with California Chrome finishing first and Samraat in second. I will also hedge a bit with a five horse exacta box that excludes California Chrome — just in case.
Three races in a five-week span at varying distances on different tracks. It’s so tough only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown, and none in 36 years.
Find out who our experts believe will win, place and show in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.
Steve Cauthen didn’t expect a nearly 36-year drought since he won the Triple Crown with Affirmed in 1978.
California Chrome will go to the post on Saturday as the deserving favorite in this year’s Belmont Stakes in New York. More importantly, he will attempt to become the twelfth Triple Crown winner in American racing history.
A message to horse lovers and dreamers out there: This will not happen to you. Well, almost certainly not.
That infection is a neurological disease called equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, or EPM. It can turn a powerful race horse into a stumbling, weak, uncoordinated animal.