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Tonalist wins Belmont Stakes, ends Chrome's bid for Triple Crown

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ELMONT, NY (WAVE) – Tonalist won the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes, ending a bid by California  Chrome to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 36 years.

Chrome jockey Victor Espinoza has now seen two Triple Crown bids ended at the Belmont. In 2002, he rode War Emblem as he stumbled near the start of the race, eventually losing to Sarava.

California Chrome is the 13th horse to win the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes but not the Belmont since Affirmed won the Triple Crown in 1978.

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