Well, well, well, Steve Coburn. Cue the Cyndi Lauper: "I see your true colors...shining through."
Let me first say this regarding the post-race rant of California Chrome's owner: he's absolutely right. I agree with him 100%. But man, what a crummy loser.
The rule isn't new. It's as old as the sport. And it's certainly no secret. Oh, and it's also what makes winning the Triple Crown so special. It takes a nearly unfathomably gifted horse and jockey to pull it off.
Coburn knew what was up, but we sure didn't hear anything like this out of ol' Steverino's mouth prior to the race, prior to the Preakness, after the Preakness, heck prior to (or after) the
Coburn rode his funsy, feel good story to public darling status, feasted at the trough of public adoration under a thick veil of false facade. Perhaps we're the fools, for we fell for it. We believed him "just one of the guys," a commoner, like us, in a world of bourgeoisie. Turns out he's just a spoiled a*s.
Or perhaps he began as a commoner, but something happened along the way. Indeed that appears possible, for who saw this coming? By the time the
It is often said that, in life, one's true nature emerges in the times of greatest adversity. It's easy when it's easy. Saturday wasn't easy for Steve Coburn. And the real Steve Coburn sure stood up...and embarrassed himself.
P.S., Steve - you're wife was only trying to help you save what little face you had left.