California Chrome

California Chrome To Be Presented With Rood & Riddle Comeback Award

Kentucky Derby winner and two time horse of the year California Chrome has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Rood & Riddle Comeback Award. This award is presented to a horse who has performed at the highest levels of competition, faced a medical/surgical issue, received veterinary care by a Rood & Riddle veterinarian, […]

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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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Taylor Made Farm And ‘Tucky’ Chrome Team Up At BreyerFest

Taylor Made Farm’s newly elected mascot Kentucky “Tucky” Chrome will make his first appearance at BreyerFest 2018 this weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. The 200-pound mini version of two-time Horse of the Year and 2014 Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome will be meeting fans each day of the event starting Friday, […]

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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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American Pharoah, California Chrome Halters For Sale To Benefit Therapeutic Riding Program

Halters worn by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah; his sire, Pioneerof the Nile; and grandsire, Empire Maker, are among the exciting Thoroughbred racing-related items in an online auction to raise money for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, the 37-year-old program at the Kentucky Horse Park that offers equine-assisted activities and therapies to people of all […]

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Triple Crown Attempt A Big Win For NYRA

Successful or not, Justify’s presence in the Belmont Stakes will be a win for the New York Racing Association, according to the New York Times. Not only will attendance be high, likely approaching NYRA’s cap of 90,000 patrons, but wagering will be seriously increased. When California Chrome pursued the Triple Crown, total handle was $83,054,106, and […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Whipping Up A Frenzy

It’s all good. On Saturday, NBC devoted a full hour to the unforgettable 1989 Triple Crown rivalry surrounding Sunday Silence and Easy Goer with the airing of a documentary film “Dark Horses” (encore presentations can be seen on NBCSN June 6 at 8 p.m., June 8 at 7 p.m., and June 9 at 8 a.m. […]

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The Crowdfunded ‘People’s Horse,’ A California Chrome Filly, Due This Week

The California Chrome foal at the center of a crowdfunding racehorse ownership project is expected on the ground in Kentucky this week. Dubbed “The People’s Horse,” the filly out of a Taylor Made Farm mare is due to be born Friday as part of a collaboration between Taylor Made and the online adventure magazine, True.Ink. […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: A Goliath Grip On The Kentucky Derby?

I’ve always thought the Kentucky Derby was a prize you couldn’t buy, that there was something mystical and magical about this most unique of all American horse races, one that put the Everyman owner on equal footing with the most powerful stables in the world. The roll listing the Derby’s 143 previous winners includes many […]

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Taylor Made Announces Arrival Of Kentucky Chrome, Farm Mascot

Taylor Made’s Stallion Complex has a new arrival: Kentucky Chrome. The miniature version of two-time Horse of the Year and Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome will live alongside his full-size counterpart at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky. “With the outpouring of support and fan interest that California Chrome has received, we are excited to […]

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