Steve Coburn, the co-owner of California Chrome, attacked rivals who denied him the Triple Crown

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California Chrome had scarcely been tarnished by defeat in the third leg of the US Triple Crown, finishing fourth in a dead-heat behind Tonalist in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday night, before the co-owner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner rounded on his conquerors for joining the Classic fray late in the day by sitting out the previous contests and the qualifying regime to run at Churchill Downs.

Joseph O'Brien riding Australia win The Investec Derby at Epsom racecourse on June 07, 2014 in Epsom, England.

Australia wins The Derby: Australia day at Epsom as Aidan O'Brien-trained favourite wins the Investec Derby

11-8 favourite edged clear over a furlong out to hold off Kingston Hill and Romsdal to give O'Brien his third straight Derby win

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The Oaks 2014: Taghrooda first in line for Paul Hanagan and Co

With her impressive victory in the Investec Oaks, Taghrooda provided a series of landmarks, a degree of compensation and some emotional comfort. She gave Paul Hanagan the first Classic of his career on his first ride in the race, and his first Group One success for his boss, Sheikh Hamdan al-Maktoum. She notched a first win in Europe's premier filly contest for trainer John Gosden, just two years after stablemate The Fugue was a most unlucky loser. And she was a first strike at the top level for her sire Sea The Stars, the 2009 Derby winner.

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Kingman seizes second chance at 2,000 Guineas crown

Unlucky loser at Newmarket makes no mistake at the Curragh to set up Royal Ascot showdown

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