California Chrome Comes Up Short in Triple Crown Bid
(ELMONT, N.Y.) -- On Saturday, California Chrome failed to complete horse racing's Triple Crown, finishing the Belmont Stakes tied for fourth place, behind winner Tonalist.
Commissioner and Medal Count finished in second and third position respectively. The Belmont, the longest of the Triple Crown races at 1.5 miles, proved too much for California Chrome to handle.
Last month, California Chrome won both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, becoming the 34th horse to accomplish that feat and putting him in position to make history on Saturday.
Since Affirmed won the Triple Crown in 1978, California Chrome became the 13th horse to win the first two races of the Triple Crown. None of them however were able to complete the trifecta.
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