Owner out of line, jockey errs as well

Posted: June 9, 2014 at 3:20 a.m.

In the days leading up to the Belmont Stakes, California Chrome's pursuit of the Triple Crown was depicted as a fairy-tale story. Two down-to-earth owners had struck it rich. Jockey Victor Espinoza had delivered flawless performances on the colt, with whom he had a wonderful affinity. And the horse himself became almost larger than life -- a budding superstar who might resuscitate the whole sport.

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