Piotr Redlinski/ The New York Times

Steve Coburn, co-owner of California Chrome, wipes a tear after his horse finished in a dead heat for fourth at the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes, in Elmont, N.Y., June 7. Coburn later said he was upset by having to race against so many horses that had skipped one or both of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, including Tonalist, the winner here.

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