We’ve all been caught up in the heat of the moment, but California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn gave a whole new meaning to “lost my temper” during his angry rant following the Belmont Stakes.
Above screenshot from Steve’s ABC News interview
While Steve initially said on “Good Morning America” yesterday that he had no regrets about his rant, he publicly issued a very heartfelt apology this morning that really makes you feel for the guy. When asked how he felt about the rant, Steve said, “Very ashamed of myself. Very ashamed. I need to apologize to a lot of people, including my wife Carolyn.”
He went on to say, “First of all, I need to apologize to the winners; they run a beautiful race. Their horse won the race; they deserve that. I did not mean to take anything away from them. So I want to apologize to everybody associated with Tonalist, his trainer, Mr. Clement. I sincerely apologize.
“I want to apologize to all the horse racing in the world. I want to apologize to my wife Carolyn, who literally stood behind me since we started this journey. I want to apologize to my partner, Perry Martin, and his family.”
You can watch the full interview above to hear Steve’s apology, as well as comments from his very patient wife, Carolyn. How do you think Steve did? Does his apology make you think more of him? Or do you still have a bad taste in your mouth from that rant?