Steve Coburn, the part-owner of American pin-up horse California Chrome, has apologised for his angry outburst after his horse was beaten as an odds-on favourite in the Belmont Stakes.
California Chrome was attempting to become the first winner of the Triple Crown in 35 years, after winning the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes.
The colt finished in a dead heat for fourth, prompting Coburn to claim connections of the winner Tonalist ‘’had taken the coward’s way’’ by not contesting the Derby and the Preakness.
“I’m very ashamed of myself, I need to apologise to a lot of people. I need to apologise to the world. I sincerely apologise,” Coburn told Good Morning America.
“I was very emotional. It was the emotion of everything coming together at one time.
“It’s a learning process. I’m going to do better. I needed to do this (apologise). I needed to do it because I was wrong,” said Coburn