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Horse Racing

Jockey Victor Espinoza Reacts to Belmont Loss

by Sean Hahner

Sean Hahner : WFUV Sports

After riveting wins in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, Jockey Victor Espinoza and his horse, California Chrome, saw their dreams come to an end at the Belmont Stakes.  After being injured at the start of the race, California Chrome never recovered and finished tied for fourth with Wicked Strong.

Steve Cauthen and Jorge Velasquez Relive Horse Racing's Greatest Rivalry with One on One

by Kelly Kultys

Bob Aherns/WFUV Sports

Kelly Kultys and Sean Hahner discuss the greatest rivarly in horse racing history with the jockey of Affirmed, Steven Cauthen and the jockey of Alydar, Jorge Velasquez.

They first relive the fierce rivalry between one another's horses from the Kentucky Derby to the Belmont Stakes, the difference between the two horses and the jockeys themselves. 

Steve Coburn Confident in California Chrome

by Sean Hahner

Sean Hahner : WFUV Sports

As California Chrome looks to become the first horse to capture the Triple Crown in 36 years, it is clear that his connections have a positive outlook on Saturday’s race.  Co-owner Steve Coburn has maintained an optimistic attitude since the Preakness and is going full speed ahead into Belmont. 

Tom Bellhouse Talks Belmont

by Sean Hahner

Sean Hahner/WFUV Sports

As the post time for the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes draws nearer, all eyes continue to follow California Chrome and his hopes to become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years.  For the rest of the field of Saturday’s race, the target painted on his back only becomes clearer.

Jerry Bailey on "a Jockey's Race”

by Kelly Kultys

Drew Casey/WFUV Sports

Jerry Bailey, a Hall of Fame jockey and NBC horse-racing analyst, spent 32 years riding horses for his storied careers. Bailey captured two Kentucky Derbies, two Preaknesses, and two Belmont Stakes. He won the Breeders’ Cup Classic five times, before his retirement in 2006.