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California Chrome Comes Up Short Of Triple Crown

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California Chrome with owners Steve Coburn and Perry Martin (Getty)
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Orange County-based racehorse California Chrome came up short of winning thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, losing the Belmont Stakes to Tonalist this afternoon.

The last horse to take the Triple Crown by winning the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and New York's Belmont Stakes was Affirmed in 1978. Though California Chrome won the first two of those races, no California-bred horse has ever won the Triple Crown.