Over the weekend, we watched California Chrome become the latest horse to fall short of the Triple Crown. California Chrome tied for fourth-place, while Tonalist went on to win the Belmont Stakes, which is the final and longest leg of the Triple Crown.
As a result, the last Triple Crown winner remains Affirmed back in 1978.
Following the race, California Chrome owner Steve Coburn went on a rant calling Tonalist’s win the “easy way out” because the horse did not qualify for the Kentucky Derby so he was “fresher” than California Chrome.
However, after having a few days to let the heartbreak settle in, Coburn has decided to apologize during an appearance with his wife on Good Morning America.
The apology was unintentionally hilarious and completely over the top, as Coburn apologized to “the world and America” for his outburst as he broke into tears. Meanwhile, his wife sat by his side with a stunned look on his face.
Here is the video:
It is easy to make wise cracks against Coburn and to have a laugh over his emotional apology, but I think there would be a lot of us out there who would have a similar reaction to his if we missed out on millions and millions of dollars.
Hell, I’d probably cry, too.