California Chrome

‘At First, I Thought I Was Done’: Espinoza Back In The Saddle After Fractured Vertebra

After a near seven-month absence, popular Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza, a winner of the 2015 Triple Crown with American Pharoah, will return to the saddle on Monday at Santa Anita, as he’s been named to ride Irish-bred Gallantlystreaming in the first race for Hronis Racing, LLC and trainer John Sadler. Sidelined due to […]

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Love The Chase, Dam Of California Chrome, Joins Accelerate’s Debut Book of Mares

Love the Chase, dam of two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, will be part of the first book for Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year finalist Accelerate in 2019. Tom Ryan of SF Bloodstock announced the plan as part of a series of mating announcements on Twitter for the operation’s broodmare […]

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Bloodlines: Sir Anthony Has Some ‘Chrome’ To Him

Racing up the rail as swift and slick as a greased pig through a chute, Sir Anthony (by Mineshaft) won the Grade 3 Harlan’s Holiday Handicap at Gulfstream Park on Dec. 15 under a gifted ride by jockey Brian Hernandez and defeated the odds-on favorite Audible (Into Mischief) by a half-length. Sir Anthony created the […]

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California Chrome And Daddy Long Legs Arrive At Taylor Made, Open House Slated For Dec. 18-19

Champion California Chrome and champion sire Daddy Long Legs have arrived at Taylor Made Stallions, and the farm is hosting open houses for breeders on Tuesday, Dec. 18, and Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day to feature a viewing of the farm’s stallions for the upcoming breeding season. Food and […]

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Keeneland January Sale Catalog Adds 11 Supplemental Entries

Keeneland has announced 11 supplemental entries to the catalog for the January Horses of All Ages Sale, which will be held Jan. 7-10, 2019. With the additions, a total of 1,565 horses, including champion Abel Tasman, have been cataloged to the auction, which offers broodmares and broodmare prospects, yearlings, horses of racing age and stallions. […]

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Baffert Seeks Second Los Al Futurity/Starlet Double; Will Saddle Two Runners In Each Grade 1

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who became the first trainer to win the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity and the Starlet in the same year in 2017, will try to duplicate the feat Saturday. Baffert, who won the Futurity with McKinzie – after the disqualification of stablemate Solomini – and the Starlet with Dream Tree […]

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Nyquist, Frosted Lead First-Crop Weanling Sires After November Sales

The incoming class of stallions with first weanlings reached its latest measuring point when it tested the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Selected Mixed Sale and the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale earlier this month. When the dust settled, the pair in Godolphin blue filled the exacta by average first-crop weanling sale price. Champion Nyquist and multiple […]

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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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PR Special Keeneland November: California Chrome’s First Foals

The Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale begins a 12-day run today in Lexington, Ky., with the first horse scheduled to enter the ring at noon EST. Subsequent sessions begin at 10 a.m. Once again, the Paulick Report is pleased to offer its printed newsletter, the PR Special, distributed on the sale grounds and digitally at […]

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$7.5-Million Lady Aurelia, Record-Priced Weanling Drive All-Time High Gross At Fasig-Tipton November Sale

It takes a lot to make history at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Selected Mixed Sale, and a steady run of seven-figure horses helped do just that, with European champion Lady Aurelia and a record-priced weanling spearheading what was a record gross for the elite auction. Sunday’s renewal finished with 140 horses sold for all-time high […]

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