We were all ready to watch history on Saturday as California Chrome took to the post at the 2014 Belmont Stakes, looking to secure the first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978. Well, unfortunately, when it was all said and done Chrome was not able to make that history happen as Tonalist took the victory in the end.
One of the qualms that people have with the Triple Crown format is that you necessarily don’t have to race against the same horses in all three, which some believe creates an uneven playing field.
After the race, this displeasure was expressed by Chrome’s owner, Steve Coburn, who went off in the post-race interview when asked about his horse’s failed bid at the Triple Crown.
Again, there are a lot of people that believe he had a point in his argument, while others just blow it off. Whatever the case, Coburn’s comments sure caused maybe even more of a stir than his horse losing the race did.
I’ve never seen a horse owner do that. When did horse racing become the BCS? — Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonCBS) June 7, 2014
I don’t follow horse racing but lemme tell you I have some STRONG OPINIONS on what Wilford Brimley had to say. — Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) June 7, 2014
So does California Chrome’s owner have a point or sour grapes? — Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) June 7, 2014
how many guns do you think that guy owns — Lana Berry (@Lana) June 7, 2014
What do you think? Does he have a point? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. [h/t SB Nation]