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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 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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California Chrome wins the Awesome Again
California Chrome ‘Well In Hand’ In Final Breeze Before Winter Challenge

Preparing for a much anticipated start in the recently-created Winter Challenge Dec. 17, California Chrome worked five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 Saturday morning at Los Alamitos. Under regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney, the 5-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit completed the opening quarter of a mile in 24 4/5 seconds, the half-mile in 48 4/5 and […]

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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
California Chrome ‘Floating Over The Ground’ In Los Alamitos Work

California Chrome breezed a half mile early Saturday morning at his home base of Los Alamitos. The 5-year-old candidate for 2016 Horse of the Year started off steadily under regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney, getting the first quarter in :24 4/5, then picked up the pace to :36 1/5 for three-eighths, finishing up in :47 […]

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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 at Santa Anita prior to the Breeders' Cup
BC Classic Notes: Chrome ‘Feeling Really Strong,’ Melatonin More ‘Focused’

Arrogate/Hoppertunity – Bob Baffert’s two Breeders’ Cup Classic entrants both jogged 1m Thursday as the Hall of Fame trainer began the final approach to his 24th Breeders’ Cup. Breeders’ Cup weeks are always hectic and stressful for marquee trainers, but Baffert assessed this one as comparatively “quiet” for him. “It’s more stressful when you’re at […]

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California Chrome and Dihigi Gladney
From Compton To Chrome: Dihigi Gladney’s Life Has Been An Incredible Ride

The average racegoer may not know his name, but Dihigi Gladney has been a familiar sight to fans of California Chrome over the last year or so. The friendly and soft-spoken man has been a soothing presence as the exercise rider for the popular 2014 Horse of the Year. Gladney’s journey that brought him to trainer Art Sherman’s […]

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