horse of the year

Werther ‘Back To His Best’ In Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup

Werther delivered a timely reminder of his significant abilities this afternoon, Sunday, 28 May, with a clear-cut victory in the HK$10 million Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup, Hong Kong’s final Group 1 this term. “He’s back to his best! That was a fair test and he’s put them away quite easily in the end,” […]

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Curalina Repeats As Aiken-Trained Horse Of The Year

Three-time Grade 1 winner Curalina has been named the Aiken-Trained Horse of the Year for the second year in a row, according to the Aiken Standard. The 5-year-old daughter of Curlin’s 2016 highlights include wins in the G1 La Troienne and the G3 Shuvee, as well as a second-place finish in the G1 Personal Ensign. […]

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California Chrome Halter, Lunch Experience Up For Auction On EBay

Taylor Made Farm has donated both a halter worn by champion California Chrome, as well as an in-person catered lunch experience with the two-time Horse of the Year, in order to benefit the Lexington Catholic High School. Both items are currently listed on eBay; the online auctions will close on Feb. 23 at 11:40 and […]

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California Chrome: Sherman To Focus On ‘Fundamental’ Schooling Before Pegasus

Watching his son and assistant, Alan, lead California Chrome around the Gulfstream Park shedrow shortly before 7 Sunday morning, trainer Art Sherman continued to marvel at the strength and energy of his newly crowned two-time Horse of the Year. “I was going to walk him myself if they didn’t show up,” he said. “It’s a […]

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California Chrome Wins 2016 Horse Of The Year

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters announced this evening that California Chrome, winner of the Dubai World Cup and the TVG Pacific Classic, and North America’s all-time leading money earning Thoroughbred, was voted as Horse of the Year, an honor which he also won in 2014, […]

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Opinion: Clocker Gary Young Gives Horse Of The Year Nod To Arrogate

Horse of the Year 2016 will be announced Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Florida, and while it’s certain to be either Arrogate or California Chrome, the outcome could be closer than Arrogate’s dramatic half-length victory over Chrome in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic run at Santa Anita last Nov. 5. Voters had to submit […]

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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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California Chrome ‘Loves To Travel,’ Settled In Well At Gulfstream

As planned, California Chrome had an easy first day at Gulfstream Park and walked the shedrow about 12 hours after arriving here from Los Alamitos Race Course in Southern California for his engagement in the world’s richest race, the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28. Supervised by trainer Art Sherman’s son and […]

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Horse Of The Year? Sampling Of Southern California Trainers Leans Toward Chrome

Arrogate or California Chrome, California Chrome or Arrogate. Arrogate defeated California Chrome by a half-length in a dramatic running of the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 5. It was his second stakes appearance, both wins in Grade I races. Chrome’s body of work last year took him from the Golden State to […]

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