Steve Coburn finally realized his uncouth remarks following the defeat of his horse, California Chrome, in Saturday's Belmont Stakes went over like the proverbial turd in a punchbowl.
He has to realize he was alienating the very people who have influence on the Eclipse Awards.
California Chrome may or may not get Horse of the Year (I am thinking Palace Malice may wind up getting it though it is still very early in the racing season), but he certainly is the odds-on favorite for champion three-year-old male. Coburn should not be complaining anymore about the Belmont or the Triple Crown.
Coburn alienated not just racing fans in general or Tonalist's connections, he managed to alienate his horse's trainer Art Sherman and even his own wife.