June 9th, 2014
02:08 PM ET

California Chrome's Injury 'Superficial'; Owner Continues Criticism

It's going to take two to three weeks for thoroughbred California Chrome to heal from a nasty injury to his hoof, his trainer Art Sherman said Sunday.

"He's got a lot of talent," Sherman said of the colt that was the favorite for the Belmont Stakes but was denied his shot at becoming the first Triple Crown in 36 years. Tonalist was victorious Saturday at the storied race in Elmont, New York. California Chrome finished in a dead heat for fourth with Wicked Strong.

Sherman said the colt's injury occurred during "the first jump."

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