The Belmont Stakes . . . a comment
The three words in the title of this post are words you hear at the horse races . . . every day, day after day, “I shoulda bet that horse . . . if I woulda bet that horse . . . I coulda bet that horse . . .” Steve Coburn shoulda stayed at the feedlot . . . he’s a wannabe cowboy . . . see the hat, only fake cowboys wear hats and the problem is he believed that he was Cinderella . . . but Cinderella’s coach tuned into a pumpkin Mr. Coburn, and the east coast ain’t Topaz Lake . . .
The Belmont Stakes was the bell tolling the final stroke of midnight and the media story-book ran a well beaten 4th.
California Chrome coulda won if Tonalist hadn’t run . . . Tonalist won the Peter Pan Grade 2 (mile and 1/8) . . . that race was run at Belmont on a sloppy track.
The majority of people who go to the Triple Crown horse races don’t read the Daily Racing Form . . . if you’d done yer homework you woulda seen that Tonalist was coming off a lay-off so he was rested, and Commissioner who ran second to Tonalist in the Grade 2 Peter Pan, was also a threat. But the media had its “darling” and Cali Chrome went off at 4/5 when he shoulda been 4 or 5-to-one at best.
Oh . . . and we had the “little“guys from California/Nevada gone east to teach the establishment a thing or two about horse racing. Only thing was there was no giant or windmills just savvy old horse trainers & owners who understood that media hype doesn’t win races . . .
Cowards ?? Methinks not . . . It’s not about ringing the fucking bell at the stock exchange . . .
Storybook, yeh . . . little guys, yeh . . . the people’s horse, heroes, yeh . . . It’s a tough old world out there, it ain’t no TV reality show, but Steve Coburn can hold court in the casino up the hill on Highway 395 and tell all who will listen about the “cowards” back east who don’t play fair . . .
California Chrome shoulda won the Belmont . . . he woulda won the Belmont if he had been the only horse in the race . . . and he coulda won the Belmont if that coward Tonality hadn’t been allowed to run . . .