CALIFORNIA CHROME COULD ONLY FINISH FOURTH
Not beaten far, but no US Triple Crown.
Not so easy as it looks ....
It was later suggested he had 'grabbed a quarter' (suffered an overreach) on his off-fore.
Overreach can be very painful, when a horse cuts into his off-fore with kick (overreach) from his hind hoof leaving a gaping wound. nasty, sounds like very nasty, loosing a lot of blood, and very sore. He wouldn't have felt like galloping any more.
Racing Post - 2 hours ago
USA: California Chrome suffered a nasty gash to one of his legs as his bid for Triple Crown glory was foiled in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday night. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness victor, bidding to become the 12th Triple Crown winner and first since ...