By Matt McCoy
It took two days but Steve Coburn, the co-owner of Triple Crown near miss California Chrome, issued a tearful apology Monday Morning on Good Morning America for the remarks he made in interviews following the Belmont.
Moments after the race, Coburn told NBC that the win by Tonalist was "the cowards way out" because the horse did not run in the Kentucky Derby or Preakness. A day later, Coburn was still at it, making an awkward analogy, comparing the unfair advantage Belmont horses that did not run in the Kentucky Derby or Preakness to playing basketball against a child in a wheel chair.
I do think the apology is a bit late, but at least he did it. If you missed it, here it is.
If you have not seen the initial comments that turned the fun loving, underdog story that Coburn was, into a classless and whining buffoon, here's first the NBC post-race interview and then his terrible analogy in an interview Sunday.