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Tonalist ruins Triple Crown hopes for California Chrome

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The last, and arguably the hardest, leg of the Triple Crown eluded favorite California Chrome on Saturday when he placed fifth in the Belmont Stakes. (Source: NBC Sports/CNN) The last, and arguably the hardest, leg of the Triple Crown eluded favorite California Chrome on Saturday when he placed fifth in the Belmont Stakes. (Source: NBC Sports/CNN)

BELMONT, NY (CNN) - The Triple Crown remains an elusive dream as California Chrome's bid for the third jewel in the crown fell flat Saturday at the Belmont Stakes.

The 3-year-old stag just couldn't go the distance, finishing fifth.

Tonalist was the horse to beat, winning the purse.

That means the 36-year-drought in Triple Crown winners continues.

In the 134-year history of the grueling series - the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes - only 11 horses have won all three.

Affirmed was the last horse to do it in 1978.

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