California Chrome Co-Owner Sorry for Angry Rant After Belmont

Steve Coburn, wife Carolyn, join "GMA" to discuss losing the final race needed to take home the Triple Crown.
6:31 | 06/09/14

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I'm here with Steve Coburn co-owner of California chrome who expressed his anger very forcefully after his horse fell failed to win the Belmont stakes and triple crown and his wife is here, as well. We'll talk to them in just a moment but we -- in case you didn't see it, this is what Steve said. It's all or nothing. It's all or nothing. Because this is not fair to these horses that have been running their guts out for these people and for the people that believe in hem to have somebody come up -- this is a coward's way out. Oh, we can see you were there trying to get to him. Steve, you were talking with Dan on "Good morning America" and he asked if you had any regrets to what you said. You emphatically said no, no regrets. How do you feel this morning, Steve? Very ashamed of myself. Very ashamed. I need to apologize to a lot of people including my wife Carolyn. First of all, I need to apologize to the winners, they run a beautiful race. Their horse won the race, they deserve that. I did not even to take anything away from them. So I want to apologize to everybody associated with tonalist, his trainer, Mr. Clement. I sincerely apologize. I want to apologize to all the horse racing in the world. I want to apologize to my wife Carolyn who literally stood behind me since we started this journey. I want to apologize to my partner Perry martin and his family. People are going to say the reversal now -- I mean it's very good of you to own up and people were highly critical because it was such a wonderful story leading up to this giving people such hope. Carolyn, what were you trying to tell your husband on Saturday then? I'm going to be honest, I don't remember exactly what I said. I just know, you know, he was very emotional and I was trying to calm him down and remind him that he was speaking loudly, but exactly what I was saying I don't know but I know what I was trying to get across to him. And so having time to think about it and giving credit to tonalist was the victor. Yes, he was. So what would you want to say especially to everyone that followed that horse and its owners? Congratulations. You've got a fantastic horse and he deserved to win. He won the race fair and square. He deserved to win. And how is California chrome? We know that he was injured coming out of the gate. Well, he made contact with another horse and he got stepped on really bad on his right front foot and tore some of the foot away. But he'll be all right. He'll be able to race, you know, again. It's going to take probably ten days to two weeks to heal him up. But, you know, and I need to apologize to art Sherman and his family, our trainer and everybody that's been on this trail with us and I need to apologize to the world and America, our fans that have written us and given us so much support, I apologize. I sincerely apologize. We can see the emotion and you are an emotional man and, I know part of it as we were saying was such a great story and so many -- This is America's horse. I wanted so much for this horse to win the triple kraun for the people of America and I was a very -- I was very emotional. Very emotional. Did anything contribute to that emotion? Was there celebrating going on beforehand as -- It's just emotions of the whole journey, all coming together at one time. Well, this is a lesson for us still because everyone was just so enthralled with the story and part of it was that you were new to this and I know joking a little bit about the name D.A.P., you know, people who follow know what that stands for, and having the jackass as the logo, but having to learn. Is that what you think this was also part of a learning process for you? Yes, it is. It's a learning process for us and I'm going to do better. I'll promise you I'll do better. What do you want to say to your husband now? I am proud of him for coming up here and doing this and it was something that we needed to have done and I hope -- I hope people can see him the way he is because this -- that wasn't the way he normally is. He's a very compassionate man and if people could have seen behind the scenes the children he talked to, the children he embraced, the young lady in the wheelchair at the preakness and handed her a bouquet of black-eyed Susan, a bill boy in Kentucky that was mentally challenged that we're going to send a picture to and some of our hats, you know, people could see that part of him, they can forgive the other part that happened and I just -- you know, it's been this last year we've given so much joy, this horse and our journey and 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. California chrome will run again? Yes, he's home. Yes. He left yesterday -- no, Sunday, Sunday was yesterday at 11:30 he got there about 3:30 California time and he's doing good. All right. Well, Carolyn, Steve, I know -- Thank you so much -- It takes a lot to come -- Thank you so much for having us back. I needed to do this. I needed to do it because I was wrong. Well, very big of you. We appreciate that. Still learning. All the best. Thank you so much. All the best going forward.

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