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Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Championship Season

The countdown to the Breeders’ Cup got underway over the weekend as both Belmont Park and Santa Anita hosted several major prep races. At Belmont Park, Ectot led from the start to spring an upset over favored Flintshire in the G1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic. Joking and Forever Unbridled both rallied from far back to win […]

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California Chrome The Easiest Of Winners In Awesome Again Stakes

In what can only be described as yet another effortless performance, racing superstar California Chrome was geared down at the wire to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes by 2 1/4 lengths over familiar rival Dortmund. Owned by Perry Martin and Taylor Made Farm under the banner California Chrome LLC, the 5-year-old son of […]

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California Chrome Heavily Favored To Polish Off Awesome Again Foes

With the $6-million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita looming on Nov. 5, superstar California Chrome, North America’s all-time earnings leader with $13,252,650, towers over six rivals in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes at 1 1/8 miles at The Great Race Place. The Awesome Again is a Win and You’re In Challenge race […]

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‘The Best Horse In The Country’: Sherman Declares Chrome Ready For Saturday

“Well, I think I’ve got the best horse in the country,” said Art Sherman, trainer of California Chrome. The quietly-bred chestnut stallion will try for his sixth consecutive victory this Saturday at Santa Anita, challenging what is likely to be a small field in the G1 Awesome Again Stakes, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re […]

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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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California Chrome ‘Just Perfect’ In Final Work Before Awesome Again

Completing his major preparation for the Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes Oct. 1 at Santa Anita, California Chrome worked worked seven furlongs in 1:26.40 over his home track Saturday morning at Los Alamitos. Under regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney, the son of Lucky Pulpit went the opening quarter of a mile in 25.20 seconds, […]

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California Chrome Leads Nominations To Awesome Again Stakes Oct. 1

Nominations for five Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge races to be run on Oct. 1 closed on Thursday at Santa Anita, with superstar California Chrome heading a list of 20 3-year-olds and up considering the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes at 1 1/8 miles, final prep for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at […]

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Santa Anita: California Chrome, Beholder Headline Blockbuster Day Of Racing Oct. 1; Five G1 Stakes On Tap

Santa Anita Park, rich in racing lore for nearly eight decades, enhances its storied reputation come Saturday, Oct. 1, when reigning Thoroughbred king California Chrome seeks his sixth straight victory, this in the Awesome Again Stakes, one of five Grade I Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Races in a stellar lineup that stacks […]

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Sherman: California Chrome ‘Impressed’ With Last Quarter Of Six-Furlong Move

Continuing his preparation for the Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes Oct. 1 at Santa Anita, California Chrome worked six furlongs in 1:13.20 over his home track Saturday morning at Los Alamitos. Under regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney, the son of Lucky Pulpit went the opening quarter of a mile in 25.60 seconds, the half-mile […]

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California Chrome On Target For G1 Awesome Again Stakes Oct. 1

Superstar California Chrome, who at age five is North America’s all-time leading money earner, is scheduled to run in the Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Santa Anita, according to his trainer, Art Sherman. Fresh off victory in the Grade I Pacific Classic Aug. 20, the California-bred son of Lucky […]

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