2016 Breeders' Cup runner-up and Dubai World Cup victor California Chrome could have a prep race for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at his home track of Los Alamitos, reports bloodhorse.com. If the details can be worked out, the race would be a $100,000 overnight stake held over 1 1/16 miles on Dec. 17.
“We're exploring the possibility,” said Los Alamitos vice president and general manager Brad McKinzie. “It would put us on the map. He's got a huge following and it would be great to have his fans get a chance to see him run at home.”
“The timing would be perfect,” trainer Art Sherman said. “I think it would be great for the fans and all the people who are involved. It would be great. That way we don't have to ship him anyplace. We can tune up right here, rather than having to work him a mile to try to tighten him up. It makes my job easier.”
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