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‘Match Made In Heaven’: Gladney Perfect Partner For California Chrome

The first time Dihigi Gladney swung his right leg over California Chrome’s back, eased his seat in the saddle, and slipped his boots into the stirrups, the exercise rider wasn’t at all prepared for what he would feel next. “This horse was like a beast,” Gladney exclaimed recently when he recalled their first moment as […]

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Taylor Made: Plans In Place To Begin Stallion Career Of ‘Amazing’ California Chrome

Frank Taylor, the vice-president of boarding operations at Taylor Made Farm, California Chrome’s new home as of Jan. 29, was on hand Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park for the horse’s final career breeze, and his last before the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28. As California Chrome was being bathed by his […]

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Sherman: California Chrome Ready After ‘Sensational’ Final Workout

In what was the final breeze of his storied  career on the racetrack, California Chrome worked Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for his swan song, the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28. California Chrome, with regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney in the saddle, stepped onto the track at precisely 7:32, […]

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California Chrome, Eragon Exit Sunday Works In Good Order

Sunday dawned a quiet morning for megastar California Chrome, the day after his five-furlong workout in 1:00 3/5 for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28. Assistant trainer Alan Sherman walked the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner in the shedrow before sunrise on Sunday. Sherman left shortly thereafter for a day […]

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‘Chrome Community’ Shows Up To Watch First Breeze At Gulfstream

California Chrome attracted a crowd for his first workout over the Gulfstream Park track Saturday morning, when racing’s most enduring star breezed five furlongs in preparation for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28. With fans and horsemen lining the rails on the grandstand apron and backstretch, the 2014 Kentucky Derby and […]

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California Chrome ‘Feeling Really Good’ During Early Morning Jog At Gulfstream

On an unseasonably cold morning in South Florida, Pegasus World Cup contender California Chrome paid his first visit to the Gulfstream Park track on Sunday, marking it with a spirited jog that suggested he was eager to do much more. With his regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney aboard, California Chrome, who arrived at Gulfstream Park […]

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Never A ‘Challenge’ As Chrome Shatters Track Record At Los Al

To the cheers of an enthusiastic crowd at Los Alamitos, champion California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza galloped five-wide around the track to easily defeat nine rivals by 12 lengths in the $180,000 Winter Challenge. The 5-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit set a new track record for 1 1/16 miles, shattering the old one by […]

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California Chrome ‘Well In Hand’ In Final Breeze Before Winter Challenge

Preparing for a much anticipated start in the recently-created Winter Challenge Dec. 17, California Chrome worked five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 Saturday morning at Los Alamitos. Under regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney, the 5-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit completed the opening quarter of a mile in 24 4/5 seconds, the half-mile in 48 4/5 and […]

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California Chrome ‘Just Right’ In Five-Furlong Breeze

Preparing for a likely start in the recently-created Winter Challenge Dec. 17, California Chrome worked five furlongs in 1:00.40 Saturday morning at Los Alamitos. “Remember that little spider that had all the sayings inside the stall, ‘awesome and terrific’?” said exercise rider Dihigi Gladney, up for the work. “All we need is our own spider […]

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California Chrome ‘Floating Over The Ground’ In Los Alamitos Work

California Chrome breezed a half mile early Saturday morning at his home base of Los Alamitos. The 5-year-old candidate for 2016 Horse of the Year started off steadily under regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney, getting the first quarter in :24 4/5, then picked up the pace to :36 1/5 for three-eighths, finishing up in :47 […]

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