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California Chrome Co-owner Apologizes for Outburst

NEW YORK (AP) — California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn has apologized for his bitter remarks after his horse failed to win the Triple Crown.

Steve Coburn, co-owner of California Chrome waves to fans at Belmont Park
Steve Coburn, co-owner of California Chrome waves to fans at Belmont Park (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

On ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday, Coburn says he was “very ashamed of myself. Very ashamed. I need to apologize to a lot of people, including my wife, Carolyn.” She tried to intervene as Saturday’s interview got out of control.

He also apologized to the connections of winning horse Tonalist, saying: “I did not mean to take anything away from them.”

On Saturday, he had said that Tonalist took “the coward’s way out” by skipping the first two legs of the Triple Crown.

Coburn says he “wanted this so much, for this horse to win the Triple Crown for the people of America.”

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