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California Chrome at Gulfstream Park
California Chrome: Sherman To Focus On ‘Fundamental’ Schooling Before Pegasus

Watching his son and assistant, Alan, lead California Chrome around the Gulfstream Park shedrow shortly before 7 Sunday morning, trainer Art Sherman continued to marvel at the strength and energy of his newly crowned two-time Horse of the Year. “I was going to walk him myself if they didn’t show up,” he said. “It’s a […]

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California Chrome breezes at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 14
California Chrome, Eragon Exit Sunday Works In Good Order

Sunday dawned a quiet morning for megastar California Chrome, the day after his five-furlong workout in 1:00 3/5 for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28. Assistant trainer Alan Sherman walked the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner in the shedrow before sunrise on Sunday. Sherman left shortly thereafter for a day […]

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California Chrome breezes at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 14
‘Chrome Community’ Shows Up To Watch First Breeze At Gulfstream

California Chrome attracted a crowd for his first workout over the Gulfstream Park track Saturday morning, when racing’s most enduring star breezed five furlongs in preparation for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28. With fans and horsemen lining the rails on the grandstand apron and backstretch, the 2014 Kentucky Derby and […]

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California Chrome jogs a Gulfstream Park
California Chrome ‘Feeling Really Good’ During Early Morning Jog At Gulfstream

On an unseasonably cold morning in South Florida, Pegasus World Cup contender California Chrome paid his first visit to the Gulfstream Park track on Sunday, marking it with a spirited jog that suggested he was eager to do much more. With his regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney aboard, California Chrome, who arrived at Gulfstream Park […]

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California Chrome at Gulfstream Park
California Chrome ‘Loves To Travel,’ Settled In Well At Gulfstream

As planned, California Chrome had an easy first day at Gulfstream Park and walked the shedrow about 12 hours after arriving here from Los Alamitos Race Course in Southern California for his engagement in the world’s richest race, the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28. Supervised by trainer Art Sherman’s son and […]

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California Chrome arrives at Gulfstream Park
‘Bright-Eyed’ California Chrome Arrives Safely At Gulfstream Park

California Chrome arrived at Gulfstream Park Friday to begin preparation for a highly anticipated rematch with Arrogate in the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28. Accompanied by a state police escort from Palm Beach International Airport, the van carrying the 2014 Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1) winner […]

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California Chrome
California Chrome ‘Just Right’ In Five-Furlong Breeze

Preparing for a likely start in the recently-created Winter Challenge Dec. 17, California Chrome worked five furlongs in 1:00.40 Saturday morning at Los Alamitos. “Remember that little spider that had all the sayings inside the stall, ‘awesome and terrific’?” said exercise rider Dihigi Gladney, up for the work. “All we need is our own spider […]

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California Chrome at Santa Anita prior to the Breeders' Cup
‘Freak Of Nature’ California Chrome Records First Work Since Breeders’ Cup

Though he finished second in the Breeders’ Cup Classic just two weeks ago, California Chrome had a four-furlong workout Saturday morning at Los Alamitos. The 2014 Horse of the Year reportedly recovered very well from the first defeat of his 2016 campaign, and was behaving like his normal, feisty self following the workout, according to […]

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California Chrome arrives at Santa Anita for the Awesome Again Stakes
California Chrome Arrives At Santa Anita For Awesome Again Stakes

North America’s all-time leading money earner, California Chrome arrived by van at Santa Anita on Sunday at 12 noon as he begins final preparations for next Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes, final major steppingstone to the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 5. Owned by Perry Martin and Taylor Made […]

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Victor Espinoza, wearing the "Chrome" silks he will don in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic
Victor Espinoza: A Happy, Transnational Tourist In Dubai

Victor Espinoza had more reason than usual to smile Saturday after guiding California Chrome to an eventful yet facile victory in the $10-million Dubai World Cup, worth $6 million to the winner and making the 5-year-old California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit North America’s all-time leading earner with $12,532,650. “I spoke to Victor about midnight our time […]

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