California Chrome

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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Taylor Made Stallions Releases 2019 Fees, Led By California Chrome at $35,000

Taylor Made Stallions has set its 2019 stallion roster and fees, led by California Chrome who will stand the upcoming breeding season for $35,000 S&N. A two-time Horse of the Year and seven-time Grade 1 winner of $14,752,650, California Chrome scored his biggest victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes as a 3-year-old and […]

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Sheikh Mohammed’s Appearance Drives Opening Day Trade At Keeneland September Sale

It’s been a while since Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum has made an appearance at the Keeneland September yearling sale, but he made his presence known in a big way on Monday, buying a pair of seven-figure horses during the opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling sale. The ruler of Dubai and proprietor […]

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Ministers Wild Cat Colt Tops CTBA Northern California Sale

A colt by Ministers Wild Cat brought a sale-topping $45,000 at Tuesday’s Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, Calif. The high-bid yearling is out of the multiple stakes-winning Bold Badgett mare Bold Roberta and is a full brother to stakes winner Bella Luma. The colt […]

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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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