California Chrome falls short in Belmont stakes, Tonalist wins

Tonalist (11), left, with Joel Rosario up, crosses the finish line ahead of Commissioner (8), right, with Javier Castellano up, to win the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Tonalist (11), left, with Joel Rosario up, crosses the finish line ahead of Commissioner (8), right, with Javier Castellano up, to win the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

ELMONT, New York (WDTN) — Tonalist won the Belmont Stakes Saturday upsetting heavy-betting-favorite California Chrome.

California Chrome was bidding to become the first horse in 36 years to take the Triple Crown.

California Chrome took the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 3rd. Two weeks later, he took the Preakness on Saturday, May 17th.

But in the Belmont Stakes, California Chrome came up short as he raced before more than 100,000 fans. California Chrome and Wicked Storm came in dead heat for fourth.

The 1.5 mile Belmont is commonly known as “The Test of a Champion” and is the longest of the three races.

Only 11 horses have swept the three races.

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