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(ESPN)   California Chrome finishes like Chicago Cubs   (espn.go.com) divider line 50
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2014-06-07 08:06:31 PM  
Easy subby. California Chrome actually won something of note in recent memory. Incidentally, CC's owner blamed everyone shy of Obama for the horse's loss. That old man needs to be put down.
 
2014-06-07 08:12:50 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-07 08:14:26 PM  
And then his owner promptly complained about how unfair the situation was, seemingly forgetting that his horse was allowed to use nasal strips that had previously been denied to Belmont Stakes entrants.
 
2014-06-07 08:17:53 PM  
Hey! Don't kick a horse when they're down
 
2014-06-07 08:19:58 PM  
Awwwww... come on, California Chrome. Why the long face?
 
2014-06-07 08:21:14 PM  
too bad...was looking forward to a lot of triple crown asterisks cause of the whole nasal strip advantage.

/ill look at a cat butt instead
 
2014-06-07 08:26:34 PM  
awesomegifs.com
 
2014-06-07 08:27:54 PM  
Wow.
This headline sucks.
 
2014-06-07 08:28:57 PM  
Yeah, well the Cubs have won five in a row which is more than Chrome-dome and his owner can say.
 
2014-06-07 08:29:49 PM  

wxboy: [awesomegifs.com image 300x232]


Soon...
 
2014-06-07 08:34:34 PM  
How does that whole "Out to Stud" thing work?

Will California Chrome get to bone the shiat out of a bunch of mares,
or will he be getting jacked off in a factory for the next 20 years?

/Just askin'
 
2014-06-07 08:35:16 PM  
California ChROMO
 
2014-06-07 08:36:43 PM  
All over your mom's saggy tits?
 
2014-06-07 08:44:18 PM  

bearded clamorer: How does that whole "Out to Stud" thing work?

Will California Chrome get to bone the shiat out of a bunch of mares,
or will he be getting jacked off in a factory for the next 20 years?

/Just askin'


They do what called "live cover" (IIRC) meaning he get all the ass he could ever want for the rest of his life. They have to do it that way to insure the "sample" is ligit.
 
2014-06-07 08:51:01 PM  
So... Chrome didn't shine?
 
2014-06-07 09:05:50 PM  
So... Mama don't take
My CaliChrome away?
 
2014-06-07 09:15:58 PM  
cdn.howtogeek.com

Maybe he was running too many plugins.
 
2014-06-07 09:34:44 PM  
What modmin keeps green lighting these idiotic Cubs reference headlines that make no sense
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2014-06-07 09:35:59 PM  
Plus like Cubs fans, his only potential sexual prospects are horses.
 
2014-06-07 09:42:38 PM  
Oh, did NBC finally manage to squeeze in a horse race between all their blurry retrospectives of Secretariat and endless fellating of rich old white guys?  I guess I fell asleep after hour 3 or so.
 
2014-06-07 10:09:16 PM  
Scrub his carving from the Horse Mount Rushmore
 
2014-06-07 10:19:36 PM  

dartben: What modmin keeps green lighting these idiotic Cubs reference headlines that make no sense


It's like they're striking the corpse of some animal, even though it long since expired
 
2014-06-07 10:34:34 PM  
Thank god that bullshiat is over. I was getting really sick and tired of NBC blaring endless 'OH MY GOD LOOK AT THIS HORSE' commercials in between the actual sport I was trying to watch. Horse racing can go DIAF.
 
2014-06-07 10:36:32 PM  
The Eagles will never win a Triple Crown.
 
2014-06-07 10:39:03 PM  
Cubs?  At least Chrome won some races.
 
2014-06-07 10:47:29 PM  
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Horses that lose
Are made into glue
 
2014-06-07 11:20:01 PM  

bearded clamorer: How does that whole "Out to Stud" thing work?

Will California Chrome get to bone the shiat out of a bunch of mares,
or will he be getting jacked off in a factory for the next 20 years?

/Just askin'


CSB: I saw Affirmed on his stud farm. A relative of mine was breeding horses and we visited Affirmed just outside Lexington. Affirmed's progeny had underachieved, so his stud fee was actually affordable. When he was let out of the stall he immediately got a Pavlovian hard-on. (You know the phrase "hung like a horse"? Yeah, that's big-time.)
 
2014-06-08 12:15:49 AM  

MuonNeutrino: Thank god that bullshiat is over. I was getting really sick and tired of NBC blaring endless 'OH MY GOD LOOK AT THIS HORSE' commercials in between the actual sport I was trying to watch. Horse racing can go DIAF.


They were selling Horse Pop?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUl9_5kK9ts
 
2014-06-08 12:21:00 AM  
California Chrome has a very good excuse for not running well:

pbs.twimg.com

This is his front hoof. He dropped a quarter, meaning he stepped on his own front hoof with his rear hoof, coming out of the gate. It looks like he almost tore his shoe off also.
 
2014-06-08 12:45:16 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: California Chrome has a very good excuse for not running well:

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x440]

This is his front hoof. He dropped a quarter, meaning he stepped on his own front hoof with his rear hoof, coming out of the gate. It looks like he almost tore his shoe off also.


Meh. That doesn't look so bad to me but its hard to tell. If the rear tip of the shoe was banging into the cut it might be enough irritation to cause the horse to become antsy; it would be like running with a headache. I suspect it actually isn't that bad--I looked at the tape again and I don't see anything in his stride suggesting it was bugging him.

To me the reason he lost was bad jockeying. He allowed himself to get pushed from the inside to the outside and moving laterally is--generally speaking--a great way to lose time.
 
2014-06-08 12:47:08 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: California Chrome has a very good excuse for not running well:


This is his front hoof. He dropped a quarter, meaning he stepped on his own front hoof with his rear hoof, coming out of the gate. It looks like he almost tore his shoe off also.


That's no excuse to not let a midget beat him into a performance that made an old white man rich.
 
2014-06-08 01:02:23 AM  

worlddan: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: California Chrome has a very good excuse for not running well:

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x440]

This is his front hoof. He dropped a quarter, meaning he stepped on his own front hoof with his rear hoof, coming out of the gate. It looks like he almost tore his shoe off also.

Meh. That doesn't look so bad to me but its hard to tell. If the rear tip of the shoe was banging into the cut it might be enough irritation to cause the horse to become antsy; it would be like running with a headache. I suspect it actually isn't that bad--I looked at the tape again and I don't see anything in his stride suggesting it was bugging him.

To me the reason he lost was bad jockeying. He allowed himself to get pushed from the inside to the outside and moving laterally is--generally speaking--a great way to lose time.


A headache? Really? The next time you decide to run 1.5 miles with elite competition, let me slap you in the achilles with a track shoe as you're starting your run. I bet you don't set any world records.

You can't cover that wound up with a silver dollar. That horse was running in pain. Pain causes lactic acid. Lactic acid causes tiredness and soreness. There was no way that horse was going to win as grueling a race as the Belmont.
 
2014-06-08 01:17:01 AM  

syrynxx: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: California Chrome has a very good excuse for not running well:


This is his front hoof. He dropped a quarter, meaning he stepped on his own front hoof with his rear hoof, coming out of the gate. It looks like he almost tore his shoe off also.

That's no excuse to not let a midget beat him into a performance that made an old white man rich.


You're trying to draw sympathy for something that, after that final two minutes of work, will be retired to stud service for the remaining 90% of his life?
 
2014-06-08 01:22:26 AM  

jbc: Plus like Cubs fans, his only potential sexual prospects are horses.


I dunno man, i was watching the Cubs on WGN today and some of the young ladies in the bleachers were looking mighty good.

Plus, I remember when Harry would throw it to Arne to do the fan cam thing and there were always fantastic racks at Wrigley.
 
2014-06-08 01:28:49 AM  
UNAUTHORIZED FINGER:

 That horse was running in pain. Pain causes lactic acid. Lactic acid causes tiredness and soreness.

LOL. Thanks for that post mr. funny man.
 
2014-06-08 01:35:23 AM  

worlddan: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER:

 That horse was running in pain. Pain causes lactic acid. Lactic acid causes tiredness and soreness.

LOL. Thanks for that post mr. funny man.


Oh sorry. I didn't recognize you as a world-famous troll.
 
2014-06-08 01:48:42 AM  

syrynxx: That's no excuse to not let a midget beat him into a performance that made an old white man rich.


Sounds like a porn in the making
 
2014-06-08 04:33:10 AM  
The fact is that today's winner of the Belmont would have lost by 10 lengths to the last winner of the Triple Crown, Affirmed. California Chrome is a very good horse but not a great one and it should be a great horse that should win the Triple Crown, fresh horses or not.
 
2014-06-08 05:05:06 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: He dropped a quarter, meaning he stepped on his own front hoof with his rear hoof, coming out of the gate. It looks like he almost tore his shoe off also.


Actually, it looks like Matterhorn stepped on him:
pbs.twimg.com
 
2014-06-08 06:37:35 AM  

carnifex2005: The fact is that today's winner of the Belmont would have lost by 10 lengths to the last winner of the Triple Crown, Affirmed. California Chrome is a very good horse but not a great one and it should be a great horse that should win the Triple Crown, fresh horses or not.


Actually would have been 22 lengths by time.
 
2014-06-08 06:39:44 AM  

JSam21: carnifex2005: The fact is that today's winner of the Belmont would have lost by 10 lengths to the last winner of the Triple Crown, Affirmed. California Chrome is a very good horse but not a great one and it should be a great horse that should win the Triple Crown, fresh horses or not.

Actually would have been 22 lengths by time.


My apologies that is what Secretariat would have won by.
 
2014-06-08 06:40:04 AM  
www.secretariat.com
 
2014-06-08 07:20:52 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Easy subby. California Chrome actually won something of note in recent memory. Incidentally, CC's owner blamed everyone shy of Obama for the horse's loss. That old man needs to be put down.


I was just watching Secretariat's run.  There were 5 horses and all had been in the KY Derby and Preakness.

Seems like a legit point to me.

/he should have stayed home to make his point.
 
2014-06-08 09:06:00 AM  

Raider_dad: [www.secretariat.com image 575x455]


One of the all-time great sports photographs.
 
2014-06-08 09:32:20 AM  

Triumph: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: He dropped a quarter, meaning he stepped on his own front hoof with his rear hoof, coming out of the gate. It looks like he almost tore his shoe off also.

Actually, it looks like Matterhorn stepped on him:
[pbs.twimg.com image 520x685]


Ahh, thank you for that, Triumph, I never saw that image before! I appreciate that.
 
2014-06-08 10:32:30 AM  
Or as he is now known to the thousands of people who bet on him to win the Belmont, California Crumb.
 
2014-06-08 02:10:58 PM  

SauronWasFramed: Straight Outta Wells Branch: Easy subby. California Chrome actually won something of note in recent memory. Incidentally, CC's owner blamed everyone shy of Obama for the horse's loss. That old man needs to be put down.

I was just watching Secretariat's run.  There were 5 horses and all had been in the KY Derby and Preakness.

Seems like a legit point to me.

/he should have stayed home to make his point.



Wouldn't have mattered one lick.  Secretariat's time is  still a full 2 seconds faster than any horse who has ever run the Belmont, fresh or tired.
 
2014-06-08 04:51:48 PM  

bearded clamorer: How does that whole "Out to Stud" thing work?

Will California Chrome get to bone the shiat out of a bunch of mares,
or will he be getting jacked off in a factory for the next 20 years?

/Just askin'


Yes he gets the real thing, but pity the stable boy whose job it is to guide California Chrome's you-know-what into the mare he's covering's you-know what.
 
2014-06-08 08:18:33 PM  
And once again, the horse-racing world, like the Cubs, says "wait till next year"....except the Cubs had been
saying it for 70 years when the last Triple Crown was won (1978 vs. 1908, the Cubs' last World Series' win).
As for the owner blaming everyone short of Barack Obama for his horse's loss....I wouldn't be surprised if
some nitwit at Fox News tries to do that, claiming that Obama has some demonic desire to thwart gamblers.
(What have they NOT blamed him for?)
 
2014-06-08 09:25:37 PM  

Li'l Robbie: And once again, the horse-racing world, like the Cubs, says "wait till next year"....except the Cubs had been
saying it for 70 years when the last Triple Crown was won (1978 vs. 1908, the Cubs' last World Series' win).
As for the owner blaming everyone short of Barack Obama for his horse's loss....I wouldn't be surprised if
some nitwit at Fox News tries to do that, claiming that Obama has some demonic desire to thwart gamblers.
(What have they NOT blamed him for?)
a Fark thread having no basis in politics, (partisan or otherwise) veers off into a political angle.

 
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