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Coburn's proposal is easy way out

Updated: June 9, 2014, 5:36 PM ET
By Bob Ehalt

On the eve of the Belmont Stakes, Steve Coburn was viewed in some corners of the racing world as a likable, colorful, outspoken, everyday-type of guy who was reveling in a storybook tale that defied Powerball-like odds.

That was when everything was unfolding perfectly for Coburn, the co-owner of California Chrome, the unfashionably bred colt who won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness and stood a victory in the Belmont Stakes away from ending a 36-year Triple Crown drought.

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