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Once again, a Triple Crown dream vanishes at the Belmont
Once again, a Triple Crown dream vanishes at the Belmont

The horse racing story that never seems to happen didn't again here Saturday. Instead of a Triple Crown, the sport got another Groundhog Day. California Chrome didn't win the Belmont Stakes, didn't get the third leg of the Triple Crown, didn't even get into the money. His day ended with a good view of the rear end of winner Tonalist, finishing in a dead heat for fourth place. This was projected to be a moment in history, a day to give the sport a much-needed shot in the arm. For those old enough to remember, a Triple Crown always does that. But since Affirmed last won one in 1978, that shot in the arm has always ended up as a broken needle. Since Affirmed, 12 horses...

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