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|NEW YORK -- California Chrome failed in his bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years on Saturday, losing the Belmont Stakes to long shot Tonalist and leaving his owner to complain others took "the cowards way out" by skipping the first two legs of the Triple Crown. Lawson Crouse Jersey . Before tens of thousands hoping to see history, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner finished in a dead-heat for fourth with Wicked Strong. California Chromes loss extended the longest drought without a Triple Crown champion. California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn was bitter about horses skipping the first two legs and then stealing the Belmont. Six of the last eight Belmont winners did just that. "Thats the cowards way out," he said. "Its not fair to these horses that have been in the game since day one. If you dont make enough points to get into the Kentucky Derby, you cant run in the other two races. Its all or nothing." Coburn thought the other 10 horses ganged up on California Chrome, who was second early, dropped to fourth and then fifth before dead-heating for fourth. Photos after the race showed Chrome also had a bloody gash on his right front foot, a minor injury that may have hurt his chances. Coburn voiced a similar complaint after the Preakness, saying only the 20 horses that run in the Kentucky Derby should be eligible to compete in the other two legs. He also believed that horses skipping the Preakness should not be allowed to return in the Belmont. Coburn had been in a festive mood earlier in the day, waving his cream-colored cowboy hat to fans and signing items they tossed to him in his box seat. But the mood turned ugly after the race. Three tough races in five weeks proved too demanding for California Chrome, who was sent off as the heavy 4-5 favourite. Affirmed remains the most recent Triple Crown winner in 1978. The raucous crowd of 102,199 -- the third-largest in Belmont history -- was silenced when it became obvious that California Chrome lacked his usual punch in the stretch. Jockey Victor Espinoza realized long before then that his chestnut colt wasnt up to the grueling 1 1/2-mile trip around the tracks sweeping turns. "As soon as he came out of the gate, he wasnt the same," Espinoza said. Alan Sherman, the son and assistant to trainer Art Sherman, agreed. "When Victor started to squeeze on him, he didnt respond," he said. "He was wore out, I think." Once the official result was posted, fans sat in stunned silence before heading to the exits. Penny Chenery, the 92-year-old owner of 1973 Triple Crown champion Secretariat, had been ready to welcome a new member to the exclusive club. She and others with ties to previous Triple Crown winners came to watch what they hoped would be California Chromes big day. "Im very disappointed that we didnt have a Triple Crown winner, but Im happy for the winners," she said. Tonalist, the fifth wagering choice at 9-1 odds, was a fresh and rested horse making his debut on the Triple Crown trail. He last ran and won the Peter Pan Stakes over the same Belmont dirt on May 10. Tonalist beat Commissioner, another newcomer to the Triple Crown, by a head. Those two horses finished in the same order in the Peter Pan. Tonalist ran the distance in 2:28.52 and paid $20.40, $9.60 and $7. Commissioner returned $23.20 and $13.20, while Medal Count was another length back in third and paid $13.20 to show. Samraat was sixth, followed by General a Rod, Matterhorn, Commanding Curve, Matuszak and Ride On Curlin. California Chrome broke quickly but was pressed immediately by Commissioner and General a Rod. Espinoza eased California Chrome back into third along the rail. Approaching the final turn, California Chrome was manoeuvred to the outside. He angled four-wide turning for home, just to the outside of Tonalist, who was close to the pace the entire race. Espinoza started whipping left-handed in the lane but California Chrome had no response. "I thought he was gaining ground, but he didnt have it in him, apparently," Coburn said. Tonalist joined the growing list of Triple Crown spoilers, making California Chrome the 12th horse since Affirmed to lose his Triple try in the Belmont, the longest race in the series. In 2012, Ill Have Another won the first two legs, but was scratched the day before the Belmont with a career-ending tendon injury. "The Triple Crown itself, obviously its tough," winning trainer Christophe Clement said. "If it would be easier to do it, then it would mean nothing." Tonalist was making just his fifth career start. "We actually thought he finished second, but we got lucky, he won," Clement said. "It was great." California Chromes rise from a humble pedigree and his working-stiff owners resonated with sports fans who rarely take an interest in horse racing. His owners spent $8,000 on a mare they bred to a stallion for $2,500, and were called "dumb asses" by a trainer for buying a mare who gave no indication that she could produce a standout offspring who could run fast. Conditions seemed aligned for the Triple Crown drought to end. California Chrome thrived during his three-week stay at Belmont Park. His chestnut coat gleamed and he gained weight after the Preakness on May 17. His owners, trainer and jockey oozed confidence. But this fairy tale didnt have a happy ending. Espinoza lost his second chance at a Triple Crown. He was aboard War Emblem in 2002, when that colt stumbled at the start of the Belmont and lost all chance. "The horse tried, thats all I can ask for. He took me on the ride of my life, Ill always have that in my heart for that horse," trainer Art Sherman said. Coburn, who with Perry Martin formed Dumb Ass Partners to race their one-horse stable, had vowed that California Chrome "would go down in history." It just wasnt the kind they wanted to make. Alex Goligoski Jersey .com) - DAngelo Harrison posted 21 points to guide No. Antoine Vermette Jersey . Moments after his Brooklyn Nets teammates ran out onto the court to congratulate him following their 100-98 overtime win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night, Johnson could only shake his head at scoring only 13 points on 6-of-19 shooting. http://www.officialcoyoteshockey.com/Jordan-Martinook-Jersey/ . Henderson (20-3) received winning scores of 48-47 and 49-46, and the other judge scored it 48-47 for Thomson (20-6). The announcement drew boos from the United Center crowd. "Train this hard for this long, its such a long camp and I see my title shot disappear," said Thomson, who fought most of the fight with a broken right hand.VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks know the one game on, one game off approach isnt going to get them very far.Following a hard-fought 3-1 road win over the San Jose Sharks, the Canucks were badly outplayed in a 3-2 loss to Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, blowing a 2-0 lead in the second period while getting outshot 40-16 on home ice. Add a 2-1 overtime defeat to the Anaheim Ducks prior to the San Jose outing where Vancouver salvaged a point despite being outshot 31-14 and the Canucks know they need to string together some better efforts.Its just consistency. Its not the way we play, its a mental thing, Canucks defenceman Luca Sbisa said after Fridays practice at Rogers Arena. Especially after big wins, Im not saying we were too loose (last) night, but sometimes those wins drain you physically and mentally.Youve got to get that consistency down because otherwise in the playoffs youre not going to do too much damage if youre good one night, bad the other night.The Canucks seem to have plugged a leak in their defensive scheme that allowed the New York Rangers to run wild on odd-man rushes in an embarrassing 5-1 loss on Dec. 13, but they know playing on the front foot will also be important in the second half of the season.I think we fall into our system a little bit too much maybe instead of being aggressive and getting on our forecheck. I think thats something that happened against Anaheim as well, said Canucks captain Henrik Sedin. It doesnt matter who you play against. Its all in our heads. We showed against San Jose we can play that way. We just need to be consistent.Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins was forced to pull on the reins after the debacle against the Rangers and said that has cost his team chances at the other end of the ice.If you look at our last games, its not just about scoring, its what youre giving up. We have sacrificed maybe a little bit of what were getting for what were giving up, said the coach. The last few games we havent given up as many really great chances.You cant go out at all costs and see what you can get. We tried that against the Rangers and that didnt work great. You have to try and get a balance in between.The Canucks (21-12-3) sit third in the Pacific Division heading into the weekend and know they will need to be better than they were against Los Angeles when they welcome the Detroit Red Wings (20-9-9) at home on Saturday night.We played well in San Jose against one of the best teams and (Desjardins) told us: If you can do it once theres no reason you cant do it every time, said Sbisa. Weve got to try and be a little more consistent. I think were a little too paassive once we take a lead. Christian Dvorak Jersey. .Thats not how you win games. Thats not a winning mentality.While the Canucks went with the same lineup against Los Angeles as the one that downed San Jose, Vancouver could have forward Zack Kassian back in the fold versus Detroit.The bruising winger has been out with a broken finger since late November, but was a healthy scratch against the Kings — something that didnt sit well with the player.The team was playing well. The team played good in San Jose. Fair enough, said the mercurial Kassian, who has two goals on the season and gave a number of short answers to questions on Friday. Now its my job to go in there an play well.Canucks general manager Jim Benning gave an impromptu scrum with the media inside the locker-room following practice — just a few feet from Kassians stall after most of the players had left — and said despite the struggles he still believes the 23-year-old has what it takes to be successful.But like the current roster as a whole, consistency is key.Zack has got the physical skillset to be a physical player for us, said Benning. Hes got good hands for a big man, but he needs to get to that point where on a night to night basis hes going to be consistently physical and use his frame to take pucks to the net, stand in front of the net, to get rebounds, to get tip ins.Thats the power forward style game. Thats the type of game he needs to play for us to stay in the lineup and for us to be successful.Kassian had 14 goals and 15 assists in 73 games last season, but a lot of those points came at the end of the lost campaign, something that Benning didnt put much stock into on Friday.Sometimes when a teams not playing well and you get those goals or points at the end of the year when the games are meaningless, it doesnt really mean much I dont think, he said. Hes got the physicality and the size to be a power forward for us and hes going to have to embrace that style of game and thats how hes going to help us win.Added Desjardins: I think the jurys out (on Kassian). The jurys out when you have a little bit of inconsistent play. Theres been times when hes been good. I think thats something that occurs over time. Its the same with the team. Wheres the jury on the team? Well it occurs over time doing the right thing all the time.Note: The Canucks placed forward Tom Sestito on waivers Friday in hopes of sending him to the American Hockey Leagues Utica Comets. The Vancouver tough guy had one assist and seven penalty minutes in three games this season while mostly watching from the press box as a scratch.--Follow @JClipperton_CP on Twitter Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '