The 146th running of the Belmont Stakes, the last leg of the Triple Crown, took place on Saturday afternoon and when the more than one-mile race was over, it was Tonalist that took the win, holding off the Triple Crown bid by California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza.
Once the race was over, you could see the disappointment from not being able to see history throughout the social media universe.
— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) June 7, 2014
Really thought Chrome would turn it on on the final stretch, but that’s what it is with The Belmont. Distance is a killer.
— Cam Newton (@PrezNewton44) June 7, 2014
Well that sucks.
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) June 7, 2014
No triple crown this year. Still a good race, but California Chrome is the 20th horse to lose the 3rd leg and a chance at immortality.
— Patrick Schmidt (@PatrickASchmidt) June 7, 2014
That was honestly fun. Chrome didn’t have that next gear. Poop happens
— Joseph Nardone (@JosephNardone) June 7, 2014
ughhh another triple crown disapointment .
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 7, 2014
CALIFORNIA CHROME IS DENIED! Tonalist wins the Belmont Stakes, and there will be no Triple Crown winner once again.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 7, 2014
No Triple Crown :(, #CaliforniaChrome finishes 5th.
— FanSided (@FanSided) June 7, 2014
Thanks for wasting six minutes of my life over the last month, California Chrome. Hope you’re proud of yourself.
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) June 7, 2014
So hard to win the long Belmont right after the Derby and Preakness. Triple Crown will be totally different when they extend the timeline.
— Chris B. Brown (@smartfootball) June 7, 2014
— Jérémie Xanders (@JustCallMeNOLE) June 7, 2014
So we still don’t have a Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. On to next year.