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California Chrome’s Triple Crown quest collapses

California Chrome’s Triple Crown quest collapses

California Chrome checks out photographers taking his picture in Barn 26 at Belmont Park race track in Elmont, NY., Thursday, June 5, 2014. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner will attempt to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978 when he races in the146th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race on Saturday. (AP Photo/Garry Jones) Photo: Associated Press

BETH HARRIS, AP Racing Writer

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 Belmont Park, 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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