California Chrome co-owner apologizes for outburst

California Chrome co-owner apologizes for outburst

California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn, left, signs a hat tossed to him by an autograph seeker before the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Elmont, New York. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

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

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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