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Jun 8, 2014

Horse racing-California Chrome owner continues attack on rules

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Steve Coburn, the outspoken co-owner of California Chrome, continued his bitter attack against the rules of the Triple Crown a day after his horse was beaten in the Belmont Stakes.

Winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, California Chrome had the chance to become just the 12th horse to complete the elusive treble but came up short when he dead-heated for fourth place in the Belmont on Saturday.

Jun 8, 2014

Tonalist’s connections unapologetic after win

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The connections of surprise Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist proved the old idiom that one man’s loss is another man’s gain.

While millions of people were rueing the fact that California Chrome’s bid to win the elusive Triple crown had come unstuck, Tonalist’s connections were reveling in their fairytale win.

Jun 8, 2014

Horse racing: Tonalist upsets California Chrome to win Belmont

NEW YORK (Reuters) – California Chrome’s bid to complete U.S. racing’s elusive Triple Crown ended in disappointment when he finished fourth behind Tonalist in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.

Ridden by Mexican jockey Victor Espinoza, California Chrome moved into contention down the final stretch but could not sustain his run and catch the flying Tonalist (9-1), who won in a thrilling photo-finish.

Jun 7, 2014

Bradley embodies fighting spirit of U.S. team

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Every team has a player who embodies the spirit of the side. For the United States, that player is Michael Bradley.

The 26-year-old is the heart and soul of a team that has punched above its weight at international level for years but still wants more.

Jun 7, 2014

Globe-trotting Klinsmann a perfect fit for U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – For a man who has spent half his life living and playing in foreign countries, Juergen Klinsmann seems the perfect fit as the United States head coach.

Personifying the mantra that you should practice what you preach, Klinsmann’s globe-trotting exploits have made him the ideal man to lead an American team drawn from all corners of the world.

Jun 7, 2014

Soccer-World-Bradley embodies fighting spirit of U.S. team

NEW YORK, June 7 (Reuters) – Every team has a player who embodies the spirit of the side. For the United States, that player is Michael Bradley.

The 26-year-old is the heart and soul of a team that has punched above its weight at international level for years but still wants more.

Jun 7, 2014

Soccer-World-Globe-trotting Klinsmann a perfect fit for U.S.

NEW YORK, June 7 (Reuters) – For a man who has spent half his life living and playing in foreign countries, Juergen Klinsmann seems the perfect fit as the United States head coach.

Personifying the mantra that you should practice what you preach, Klinsmann’s globe-trotting exploits have made him the ideal man to lead an American team drawn from all corners of the world.

Jun 6, 2014

Racing industry banking on Triple Crown winner

NEW YORK (Reuters) – California Chrome’s fairytale bid to win the elusive Triple Crown has put U.S. horse racing right in the sporting spotlight. The sport of kings is suddenly popular again and everyone is giddy with excitement.

The horse and his oddball connections have become instant celebrities, with their every move broadcast on American television, newspapers and the internet.

Jun 6, 2014

Patience pays off for California Chrome’s trainer

NEW YORK (Reuters) – As any horse trainer will testify, patience is not so much a virtue but an occupational hazard.

For Art Sherman, the 77-year-old trainer of Triple Crown contender California Chrome, his persistence has been put to the ultimate test, a wait of almost 60 years for his first great horse.

Jun 5, 2014

California Chrome raises hopes of a Triple Crown winner

NEW YORK (Reuters) – It has been so long since a horse won the Triple Crown that racing fans across the United States are starting to wonder whether it will ever happen again.

The quest for American racing’s Holy Grail has frustrated and fascinated an entire generation since Affirmed last win the Triple Crown in 1978 but the long wait could be as over as early as Saturday.

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