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You are correct; he did appear rather whiny--and embittered.

Still, I think he was basically correct: Those horses that appeared in neither the Kentucky Derby nor the Preakness--noe in any other races during that time period--were surely very rested, and in a position, therefore, to upset a superior horse.

But some things are still better left unsaid--especially at a moment that was never designed to be reflective and analytical, but should have been reserved, instead, for the winner's owner and supporters to bask in a moment of glory.
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IMO the real loser at todays race was the whiny owner of Chrome. Blamed everything and everybody for the loss except a bad trip causing his horse to lose.
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Too bad the horsey didn't win. It was a fun story while it lasted. None of these horses are the fastest horses anyway. I read that Guiness says a horse called "Winning Brew" is the fastest.
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Too bad the horsey didn't win. It was a fun story while it lasted. None of these horses are the fastest horses anyway. I read that Guiness says a horse called "Winning Brew" is the fastest.
No, a horse I ride at my friends ranch in the country by the name of Warlock II is fastest.
He's part Arabian/AQH cross and the son of Warlock I and Mirabella (God rest her soul).

Then there is Buzz......
I was there when Roxie and John helped bring his little wiggly legs into the world and they didn't think he was going to make it.
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Just had a thought. If Cal Chromes owner really feels the way he does I have a proposition. Given that he does have a minor point that his horse shouldn't have to race against fresh horses. But that has been that way for a few years now. I agree with him that those who have earned the points to be in these races they should either race or stay out. I get all of that.

Here is a good way to have fun with this. The owners of Cal Chrome should put up a million dollar purse and invite the three horses that finished ahead of Cal Chrome to race one straight up 4 horse race. Hell, it could be a hell of a PPV draw.
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Could've been the difference...or not?...

Calif. Chrome's injury part of Crown lore



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Alan Sherman looked down at California Chrome’s right front foot and checked it closely after the colt reached the receiving barn. Blood showed on one of those shiny white feet of a horse that had captured the imagination of a nation, but in the end, failed to win the 146th Belmont Stakes and become the 12th Triple Crown winner in horse racing history.

Bottom line is California Chrome may have run 1˝ miles on three good feet and we’ll never know how he might have run if he had the use of all four. He lost the Belmont Stakes to 9-1 long shot Tonalist by two lengths, finishing in a dead heat with Wicked Chrome.

“He grabbed a quarter, probably leaving the gate, tore it off,” Sherman said, not blaming California Chrome’s loss on the cut hoof, but just stating the fact that his horse might have overstepped and struck himself in his front right foot with his hind foot while hustling out of the gate. “You can’t say that’s what cost him the race, but it didn’t help him. These injuries can take a month to 45 days to heal. There’s always fear of it turning into a quarter crack, and that can be serious.”

Photos later showed Matterhorn, who was next to him in the gate in the No. 3 post, stepping on Chrome’s right foot.

“It’s always something with this Triple Crown, isn’t it?” trainer Dale Romans said. “This is like excuse No. 13.”
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It would hurt me.
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Calif. Chrome's injury part of Crown lore

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Here is a good way to have fun with this. The owners of Cal Chrome should put up a million dollar purse and invite the three horses that finished ahead of Cal Chrome to race one straight up 4 horse race. Hell, it could be a hell of a PPV draw.
That is probably not a bad idea.

I doubt that it will ever happen; but it is still not a bad idea.
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That is probably not a bad idea.

I doubt that it will ever happen; but it is still not a bad idea.
I'll bet it could happen with the right promo.
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[California Chrome] lost the Belmont Stakes to 9-1 long shot Tonalist by two lengths, finishing in a dead heat with Wicked Chrome. [Bold added]
Actually, the horse that finished tied for fourth place, with California Chrome, was Wicked Strong.
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