America became enraptured by one of the country’s oldest and most thrilling sports as California Chrome’s quest to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978 elevated horse racing into mainstream discussion. 1,169 more words
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ON THIS DATE in 1978, eighteen-year-old Steve Cauthen rode Affirmed to victory in the Belmont Stakes, completing horse racing’s last Triple Crown.
One year earlier Cauthen had hit the horse racing work like a comet, riding a record 487 winners, earning a record $6.15 million, and becoming the only jockey named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year and… 98 more words
Steve Coburn is a Sore Loserman and Bad Sport.
His horse, California Chrome, had won the Kentucky Derby, then the Preakness, and was running last Saturday for all his worth in the Belmont Stakes, vying to become just the 12th thoroughbred to win the Triple Crown. 801 more words
NEW YORK (AP) — California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn apologized Monday for his bitter remarks after his horse failed to win the Triple Crown.
Coburn said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” he was “very ashamed of myself. 324 more words
By Adam Hoge-
(CBS) — With 20.8 million people watching, a man who dubbed his outfit “Dumbass Partners” went on national television and made himself look exactly like a dumbass partner. 1,236 more words