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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 and jockey Victor Espinoza
Espinoza On Chrome: ‘I’m Not Going To Ride Him Again Like That’

Jockey Victor Espinoza has faced heavy criticism for the defeat of California Chrome in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic, as many fans watching the race complained that he had ridden the horse with too much confidence. Espinoza told thoroughbredracing.com that he does not plan on making the same mistake twice when he and the 6-year-old […]

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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
‘Chromies’ Give California Chrome Final Sendoff At Los Alamitos

Horse of the Year finalist California Chrome left his home at Los Alamitos race course for the last time on Friday morning, heading east to Gulfstream Park in Florida to prepare for the inaugural running of the $12-million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28. Art Sherman, who trains the 6-year-old California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit […]

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California Chrome at Santa Anita prior to the Breeders' Cup
California Chrome Zips Five Furlongs At Los Alamitos

California Chrome recorded his final workout before shipping to Florida when he completed five furlongs in 1:00.20 at Los Alamitos Wednesday morning. The Daily Racing Form reports that the 6-year-old horse displayed a “quick turn of foot” while completing an opening quarter in 25 seconds and a half-mile in 48.40. California Chrome ran the final three furlongs in 35.20 […]

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Kaleem Shah and Bob Baffert, following Klimt's victory in the G2 Best Pal at Del Mar last summer
UPDATED: Owner Kaleem Shah Moving Horses From Baffert To Sherman, O’Neill

Thoroughbred owner Kaleem Shah and trainer Bob Baffert are parting ways after an eight-year run that produced at least 11 graded stakes winners, including five Grade 1 winners, topped by Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern. Daily Racing Form broke the news Saturday night after Baffert sent a four-paragraph statement to one of its writers. Neither Baffert nor […]

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California Chrome bursts away from the field in the Winter Challenge
Never A ‘Challenge’ As Chrome Shatters Track Record At Los Al

To the cheers of an enthusiastic crowd at Los Alamitos, champion California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza galloped five-wide around the track to easily defeat nine rivals by 12 lengths in the $180,000 Winter Challenge. The 5-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit set a new track record for 1 1/16 miles, shattering the old one by […]

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