Everyone’s favorite horse, California Chrome, finished fifth in the Belmont Stakes Saturday, leaving fans upset and confused.
This makes 2014 year 37 in the streak of no Triple Crown winners, and no one is more upset over it than Chrome’s owner, Steve Coburn. Coburn argued that all horses racing at the Belmont should also be required to have also reached at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, otherwise this presents an unfair advantage to the horses with fresh legs. Tonalist, this years Belmont winter, was not at the Derby.
Of course, Twitter had much to say about everything.
New crews were all over the outcome.
#BREAKING: Tonalist has won the 146th Belmont Stakes, denying the Triple Crown to California Chrome.
— KTLA (@KTLA) June 7, 2014
We’re about to find out.
If California Chrome loses, all the headlines are going to read “CHROME TARNISHED” aren’t they?
— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) June 7, 2014
It’s always good to look on the bright side.
Oh well. Now California Chrome gets to go off and make babies for millions of dollars the rest of his life. It could be a lot worse.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 7, 2014
Which usually involves making jokes.
California Chrome will henceforth be known as California Internet Explorer.
— Don (@TheFalconer) June 7, 2014
But not everyone sees it that way.
Owner of California Chrome on horses dropping into the Belmont to beat his horse: “The coward’s way out.” Oh, boy.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) June 7, 2014
On one hand, California Chrome’s owner makes a good point. On the other hand, dude owns a racehorse. He’ll be fine.
— Benjamin Freed (@brfreed) June 7, 2014
Lucky enough for California Chrome, he has no idea what just happened.
Good thing for California Chrome is that poor horse has no idea he even lost.
— Coach Stallard (@CoachStallard1) June 7, 2014
To those upset for California Chrome, remember: He’s a horse. He’ll get over it.
— Harlan Coben (@HarlanCoben) June 7, 2014
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