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Churchill feeling down over Chrome

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) -  For all the races Saturday at Churchill Downs, there was one horse people couldn't get off their minds.

"California Chrome, number two to win, $5," one man told the ticket clerk at the betting window.

Even while celebrating his own horse's win, Danny Koester wished there'd be a Triple Crown winner.

"For the little guy trying to make a living in the horse industry, that's a good thing," Koester said from inside the winner's circle.

There were California Chrome T-shirts, buttons and hats up for sale. The color purple scattered throughout the crowd of almost 12,000.

People began to pour into the Paddock, tickets in hand.

And then the moment came. It was all eyes on Chrome. It wasn't long before the disappointment struck as he fell to tie in fourth.

Some yearned to re-live the moment when Secretariat made history.

"We were right on the finish line. I remember it like was yesterday," another race enthusiast said.

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