NEW YORK (AP) - California Chrome has failed in his bid to win the first triple crown in 36 years.
Tonalist won the Belmont Stakes, and California Chrome finished far back in a tie for fourth Saturday. The result means the longest drought without a triple-crown champion in history is extended.
California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza lost the 1 1/2-mile race on a hot day at BelmontPark, where tens of thousands of fans were packed in hoping to see history. It was not to be, leaving affirmed as the most recent triple-crown winner in 1978.
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