Jun 4, 2014; Elmont, NY, USA; California Chrome co owner Steve Coburn (left) and trainer Art Sherman view the morning workout in preparation for the 2014 Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Coburn interview: Twitter reacts to California Chrome owner's rant


Unfortunately for all of us that were watching live and have been waiting in anticipation for the last few weeks, California Chrome was not able to finish off the Triple Crown bid on Saturday in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes. Instead it was Tonalist who came away with the victory, even though the horse had not competed in all three legs of the Triple Crown.

That latter point has a lot of people upset, and that included California Chrome’s owner, Steve Coburn, who after the race had no problem expressing to the NBC cameras just how angry he was at that fact.

Just as fast as people were sadly reacting to the failed Triple Crown bid on twitter, they immediately turned their attention to the comments from Coburn.


What do you think? Was Coburn correct with his comments? Should he have voiced them publicly in the manner that he did? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Tags: Belmont Stakes 2014 California Chrome Horse Racing Steve Coburn Triple Crown 2014

  • Michael Trzinski

    I agree with him completely. Create a rule that states if a horse wins the first two races, the final race will only include horses that competed in the Derby and the Preakness. Make it fair…