California Chrome co-owner rips Triple Crown rules
By Larry Fine
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“If you’ve got a horse that earns points to run in the Kentucky Derby, those 20 horses that start the Kentucky are the only 20 eligible to run in all three races,” he said.
“This is the coward’s way out.”
Belmont runner-up Commissioner, who lost by a head, also did not run the first two Triple Crown races, and third-placed Medal Count skipped the Preakness after finishing eighth in the Derby.
Only three horses in the 11-horse field ran the entire Triple Crown series, including Ride On Curlin’, who finished dead last at Belmont.
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Interesting, so they other owners “game” the system.
I’m sure that there is money as a motivation.
Guess they have to make better “rules”.
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