In horse racing, another year has passed and for another year, we have no Triple Crown winner. Even the most casual of fan will pay attention when it comes to horse racing’s trifecta of races that make up the Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes).
This year, the horse with the chance at the trifecta was California Chrome, a horse that was purchased for only $10,000 by Steve Colburn and Perry Martin. Chrome won the Derby and the Preakness and it, along with its owners, were the darlings of the racing world. This was the feel good story waiting to happen as California Chrome was getting set to race in the Belmont.
Even in Hollywood, feel good stories do not always have a happy ending. California Chrome failed to take the third leg of the Triple Crown last Saturday. Of course, if you have been following this story, you know that owner Steve Colburn’s post race comments, as well as his comments Sunday morning on Good Morning America, were that not of a home spun, rags to riches story, but that of sour grapes.
Here is a commentary on the subject from ESPN.com.
Colburn, in his comments, raised questions about the way the Triple Crown is raced, as well as the length between the races. Does he have a valid point, or is it a case of “Sour Grapes”. This is a topic that we will be discussing this Friday night on the next 2 Dudes and Podcast show on Blog Talk Radio. You can check out the broadcast live from 9-11pm eastern time at this link. Leave your thoughts on this subject here, or call us this Friday at 646.716.7622 and give us you opinion on this subject.
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