California Chrome Loses Triple Crown to a Possum


California Chrome is playing possum!* The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner was out for a jog at Belmont this morning when a possum pulled up beside him like he was in a Fast movie and challenged him to a quarter mile race. Since it was daylight, the possum then ran in the wrong direction and now owes a horse the pink slip to a car he most certainly does not own because he is a possum.**

[Photo: Robert Sabo/New York Daily News]

*I had stopped the post there and was headed out the door for the long weekend when Lisk caught me by the scruff of the neck and told me to at least try “a little.”

**Should have just let me leave.

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