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California Chrome

Jockey Victor Espinoza Reacts to Belmont Loss

by Sean Hahner

Sean Hahner : WFUV Sports

After riveting wins in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, Jockey Victor Espinoza and his horse, California Chrome, saw their dreams come to an end at the Belmont Stakes.  After being injured at the start of the race, California Chrome never recovered and finished tied for fourth with Wicked Strong.

Steve Coburn Confident in California Chrome

by Sean Hahner

Sean Hahner : WFUV Sports

As California Chrome looks to become the first horse to capture the Triple Crown in 36 years, it is clear that his connections have a positive outlook on Saturday’s race.  Co-owner Steve Coburn has maintained an optimistic attitude since the Preakness and is going full speed ahead into Belmont. 

Jerry Bailey on "a Jockey's Race”

by Kelly Kultys

Drew Casey/WFUV Sports

Jerry Bailey, a Hall of Fame jockey and NBC horse-racing analyst, spent 32 years riding horses for his storied careers. Bailey captured two Kentucky Derbies, two Preaknesses, and two Belmont Stakes. He won the Breeders’ Cup Classic five times, before his retirement in 2006.

One on One analyzes the 140th Kentucky Derby

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Flickr :: JoeyBLS Photography

 

It’s almost Derby time!

David Grenning of the Daily Racing Form joined One on One to discuss the horse racing field for the 140th annual running of the Kentucky Derby. He gave his thoughts on frontrunner California Chrome, why California horses don’t fare as well on the Kentucky track, and the controversy surrounding Tapiture and accusations that owner Steve Asmusen has treated his horses unethically.

Plus David gives you his Trifecta! Take a listen below before the race.