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‘Chromies’ Give Pacific Classic Winner Champion’s Sendoff Back To Los Alamitos

To celebrate California Chrome’s victory in Saturday’s $1 million TVG Pacific Classic, trainer Art Sherman dined on Chinese food at Chin’s Restaurant, a favorite place of his near his Rancho Bernardo home. “It’s the only place open at 10 at night in Rancho Bernardo,” Sherman said Sunday morning. “It’s a good place to eat and […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: A Classic ‘Classic,’ Information Underload?

Songbird makes a bid for 10 consecutive victories this weekend as she puts her unblemished record on the line in Saturday’s Alabama Stakes at Saratoga. Will she survive the “graveyard of champions” a second time? The same day on the West Coast, three of the nation’s top horses will do battle in the Pacific Classic […]

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Equibase Analysis: Spotlight On Beholder Vs. California Chrome In Pacific Classic

In some minds, the field for the 26th running of the Grade 1, $1 million TVG Pacific Classic consists of Beholder and California Chrome, with the other seven just afterthoughts. For others, the main contenders are not a duo but a trio which includes Dortmund. California Chrome is the all-time earnings leader with $12 million […]

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California Chrome Draws The Rail In 2016 Pacific Classic

The 2016 TVG Pacific Classic is shaping up to be a historic contest this Saturday at Del Mar, but Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup champion California Chrome will have to overcome a tough post position draw: the rail. “I wasn’t smiling too much after the one-hole was drawn,” trainer Art Sherman said. “I’d have […]

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Baffert Says Hoppertunity Will Join Dortmund In Pacific Classic

Trainer Bob Baffert decided Tuesday to enter Hoppertunity in Saturday’s Grade 1 TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar, reports the Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman on Twitter. The 5-year-old son of Any Given Saturday hasn’t run since finishing fourth in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 25, and Baffert had reportedly been considering […]

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Bejarano Picks Up Ride On Dortmund In Pacific Classic

Following works by both California Chrome and Dortmund Sunday morning, trainer Bob Baffert announced that Rafael Bejarano would have the mount on Dortmund in the Pacific Classic next Saturday, according to the Daily Racing Form. Gary Stevens, who rode Dortmund to an impressive second-place finish in the San Diego Handicap, is committed to ride Beholder […]

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‘You Only Live Once’: Mandella Confirms Beholder Will Run In Pacific Classic

In an interview with TVG Friday evening, trainer Richard Mandella confirmed that his charge Beholder will defend her title in the Pacific Classic on Aug. 20. Earlier in the day, her status had been listed as just ‘probable’ for the race, in which she will likely face California Chrome and Dortmund. “We’re excited to give […]

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California Chrome ‘On Fire’ En Route To Pacific Classic

California Chrome put in his penultimate work leading up to the TVG Pacific Classic, held at Del Mar on Aug. 20, Sunday morning at his home track of Los Alamitos. With Dihigi Gladney up, the 2014 Horse of the Year worked a half mile in :47 3/5, without blinkers on, according to trainer Art Sherman. […]

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Pacific Classic Field Shapes Up As ‘Chrome,’ Beholder Set Workout Schedules

With the $1 million Grade I TVG Pacific Classic, the signature event of the summer meeting, two weeks away, preparation procedures are well underway for the “probables” and “possibles,” the big names and, to this point, what look to be bit players for the 1 ¼-mile drama on August 20. Nominations close at midnight next […]

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‘Chrome’ Retains Top Spot In Latest NTRA Poll; Dortmund Breaks Into Top 10

California Chrome the leading Thoroughbred in North America remains in first-place after his half-length victory over Dortmund who broke into the top-ten from twenty-second and climbed into the tenth slot after finishing a game second to California Chrome in the Grade 2 San Diego Handicap this past Saturday at Del Mar in this week’s NTRA […]

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