art sherman

Sherman Keeping ‘Occupied’ During Recovery From Cancer Surgery

Trainer Art Sherman, best-known as the conditioner of California Chrome, is in the process of recovering from surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his bladder, according to brisnet.com. At 82, Sherman is still training and gets out to watch training at Los Alamitos four mornings per week. “I like to be involved, and we’ve got […]

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That’s A Mouthful: Racing Bits, Explained

Control the horse’s head and the rest of its body will follow. This simple principle applies not only to steering and stopping but to the horse’s mental state. A horse with a comfortable mouth is less distracted from its work. The two most common bits worn by racehorses are a D-bit and a ring bit. […]

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‘Clean Trip’ Paramount For Chrome’s Brother Faversham In Oceanside

Faversham comes into the traditional Opening Day featured Oceanside Stakes at Del Mar after breaking his maiden in his seventh career start on June 21 at Santa Anita. The victory came at the Oceanside distance of one mile on the grass. Not bad by most standards. But Faversham also carries the burden of expectations inherent […]

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California Chrome’s Full Brother Faversham Breaks Maiden On Turf

Long-time racegoers know that racing’s chart books are chock-full of well-related full and half siblings that simply couldn’t run.  That can no longer be said about Faversham, a chestnut full brother to two-time Horse of the Year and four-time Eclipse champion California Chrome, as Faversham, ridden by Tiago Pereira, rallied from off the pace to […]

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Horses, Like People, Have Luxury Awaiting Them In Dubai

Sheikh Mohammad knows how to throw a party. So if he invites you to come race your horse in Dubai on World Cup day, you’re in for the time of your life. “They roll out the red carpet. Every time we go there, it’s just a fabulous experience,” said Bill Casner, whose Well Armed won […]

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Jockey Agent Mark North Dies At 49

The racing community mourns the passing of popular jockey agent Mark North, who died yesterday at the Lakewood residence of long-time friend Alan Sherman, the son of trainer Art Sherman. North was 49 and died peacefully in his sleep after a lengthy battle with lung disease. “I knew him my whole life,” Alan said. “We’re […]

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Chrome’s Brother Faversham Takes Aim At Monday’s California Cup Derby

California Chrome’s full brother, the maiden Faversham, goes from his first start at six furlongs on Jan. 15 to Monday’s co-feature, the $200,000 California Cup Derby at 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita Park. The chestnut ridgling, a son of Lucky Pulpit-Love the Chase, closed from eighth and last after a slow start to finish second by a length-and-a-quarter […]

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Chrome’s Brother Faversham ‘Smoldered’ In Work For Cal Cup Derby

Faversham, a full brother to two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, worked five furlongs early Saturday morning in 1:01.20 for the $200,000 California Cup Derby at a mile and one-sixteenth on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19 at Santa Anita. The chestnut ridgling by Lucky Pulpit-Love the Chase was ridden by Stewart Elliott, winner of the 2004 Kentucky […]

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Full Brother To California Chrome Eyeing Cal Cup Derby

It might too late for Faversham to follow in the Triple Crown footsteps of his accomplished full brother, California Chrome–his late racing debut put a dash in those hopes–but the three-year-old ridgling who ran a promising second in his first start last Monday at Santa Anita could still have a bright future ahead of him. […]

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Dortmund Retired, Announced As One Of Six New Maryland Stallions For 2018

Kaleem Shah’s Dortmund was first announced to have retired in April of 2017, but the chestnut son of Big Brown returned to training under Art Sherman’s care in anticipation of a start in the Sept. 30 G1 Awesome Again Stakes. According to bloodhorse.com, connections weren’t pleased with the 5-year-old’s final workout for that race, so Dortmund […]

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