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California Chrome's Owner Apologizes For His Remarks After Race

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Millions of Americans watched over the weekend as the favorite horse to win the Triple Crown lost, and the horse's owner erupted on live TV.

Steve Coburn slammed the winning horse for running just the Belmont Stakes, not the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness like California Chrome.

He said it was "the coward's way out," and went on say, "That would be like me at 6' 2" playing basketball against a kid in a wheelchair."

He then went on Good Morning America with his wife by his side and apologized. "I need to apologize to the world and America," he said, fighting back tears. "I sincerely apologize."

Coburn said, "I wanted so much for this horse to win the triple crown for the people of America."

His wife Carolyn said she hopes California Chrome's legacy, not her husband's words, will live on. "Our story has given so much joy to so many people, and I hope this 30 seconds isn't going to destroy all of that" Carolyn said.

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