Perry Martin

Horse of the Year California Chrome's co-owner Perry Martin stunned the Eclipse Award audience with his remarkably self-indulgent and graceless comments
Commentary: Graceless Finish To A Night Of Champions

A  night that started with a heartwarming update on how far the Thoroughbred industry has progressed in taking care of its retired horses and included a brief live auction that raised $82,000 for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, ended with a cymbal crashing boom, thanks to the most graceless acceptance speech ever given by the owner of a […]

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Victor Espinoza celebrates as California Chrome wins the Dubai World Cup
California Chrome Wins 2016 Horse Of The Year

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters announced this evening that California Chrome, winner of the Dubai World Cup and the TVG Pacific Classic, and North America’s all-time leading money earning Thoroughbred, was voted as Horse of the Year, an honor which he also won in 2014, […]

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California Chrome, at Taylor Made Farm  in 2015
Taylor Made: Plans In Place To Begin Stallion Career Of ‘Amazing’ California Chrome

Frank Taylor, the vice-president of boarding operations at Taylor Made Farm, California Chrome’s new home as of Jan. 29, was on hand Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park for the horse’s final career breeze, and his last before the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28. As California Chrome was being bathed by his […]

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Owner Robert Masterson leading in his female turf champion Tepin after a victory on 2016 Kentucky Derby day at Churchill Downs
There Is Life After A Horse’s 3-Year-Old Season: More Owners Should Try It

What made 2016 so memorable for racing fans? With all due respect to the connections of Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, Preakness winner Exaggerator and Belmont winner Creator – it wasn’t the Triple Crown. It would have been difficult to top 2015 in that regard, when American Pharoah ended the 37-year Triple Crown drought with a […]

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‘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’s Winter Challenge Draws 33 Nominations

California Chrome, the world’s richest active thoroughbred, is the headliner among 33 nominees to the $100,000-guaranteed Winter Challenge. Scheduled for 1 1/16 miles, the Challenge will be run Saturday, Dec. 17 at Los Alamitos and is scheduled to be the final start in California for California Chrome, who has been stabled at the track since […]

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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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Sticksstatelydude wins the Discovery Stakes
Burchell: It ‘Would Be Crazy Not To’ Lease Sticksstatelydude For Pegasus

Owner Greg Burchell watched his 3-year-old colt Sticksstatelydude win the G3 Discovery Stakes at Aqueduct on Saturday. On Sunday, according to the Daily Racing Form trainer Kiaran McLaughlin asked Burchell if he would consider leasing the horse for the day on Jan. 28, the day of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park. Currently, […]

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Victor Espinoza, wearing the "Chrome" silks he will don in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic
‘Team Chrome’ Silks Worn In Breeders’ Cup Classic Auctioned To Benefit TCA

On Wednesday evening in Arcadia, CA, Thoroughbred Charities of America hosted “An Evening With Team California Chrome,” a charity event recounting the historic career of the even-money favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday. TVG’s Paul LoDuca hosted a conversation with trainer Art Sherman, owner/breeder Perry Martin, jockey Victor Espinoza, and owner Frank Taylor, […]

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Latest California Chrome Shareholder Is The China Horse Club

The China Horse Club is the latest shareholder to buy into North America’s richest active racehorse, California Chrome, Taylor Made Farm confirmed to bloodhorse.com Friday. Taylor Made bought into ‘Chrome’ with Perry Martin last summer, and the 5-year-old chestnut has been undefeated in his 2016 campaign. Taylor Made retained 11 shares in the 2014 Kentucky […]

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