California Chrome Co-Owner Compares 'Cheating' Horses to Playing Basketball Against Child in Wheelchair

Horse's co-owner joins "GMA" to discuss his reaction to the race that cost his horse the Triple Crown.
4:07 | 06/08/14

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We have been telling you about the owner of California chrome, being called a sore loser this morning for the live comments he made after the race when his horse failed to win the triple crown. Steve Coburn has more to say this morning and he joins us this morning. Do you regret what you had to say after the race? Not only no, I do not regret it one bit. It's the truth. You stand by those words in your convictions. Of course, we were watching this on live television, we saw your wife behind you, she seemed a bit dismay, how does she feel about it and are in the dog house with her? No, she's still getting out of bed right now. But, I'm here at the park. You know what, I stand by what I say said, simply, there are people who train their horses to run in the Kentucky derby and they have to qualify, they have to get points to run in the Kentucky derby, you don't have to have points to run in the preakness or the Belmont, but you have to nominate your hours for the triple crown. Triple, means three. If you don't make it in one you're not going to do it in the other two. Just to clarify for our viewers, essentially, your brief is that the horse that won and beat your horse last night, didn't run in one of the two races leading up to Belmont. You're saying that's basically violation of some sort of rule. Do you think the rules should be changed? Yes, I do. I mean, think of it this way, okay, it says triple crown, you nominate your horse for the triple crown, that means three, even the trophy, the triple crown trophy has three points on it, so when you earn enough points to run in the Kentucky derby, those 20 horses starting the Kentucky derby should be the only 20 allowed in the preakness and Belmont. The triple crown. They nominate their horses for the triple crown, which means three, they hold two and come back one. You know, they haven't done anything with their horses in the triple crown, three horses in this race California chrome, ride on Curlin and general a-rod that ran in the first two. None of the other horses did. So, you figure it out. I mean, you ask yourself, would it be fair if I played basketball with a child in a wheelchair. I understand. They're fresh, they come in. I understand your point, Mr. Coburn. What role do you think the leg injury played in the disappointing finish yesterday? He got a quarter tear. The horse to the outside stepped on him coming out of the gate. He got a quarter tear, he'll be all right. He'll heal up and he'll come back. I want America to know, this is still America's horse, he's the only horse that ran in the triple crown, that won six races in a row. No other horses did. We're out of time sadly, thank you for joining us. That's Steve Coburn at the center of a controversy this morning after his horse failed to win at the Belmont stakes. The triple crown last night.

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