So sad for California Chrome!
But was he clipped coming out of the gate? Some sources say he clipped his own front right heel - others say the above photo appears to show Matterhorn clipping him…in the front right heel. This puts a whole different spin on the race — just the fact that he finished, let alone finished in a game run for fourth, is a courageous act.
These beautiful creatures have so much heart. Prayers and thoughts to California Chrome - hope he will be all right!
Also, USA Today sports writer agrees with Chrome’s owner that the Triple Crown rules are unfair and need to be changed.