Steve Coburn

There Is Life After A Horse’s 3-Year-Old Season: More Owners Should Try It

What made 2016 so memorable for racing fans? With all due respect to the connections of Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, Preakness winner Exaggerator and Belmont winner Creator – it wasn’t the Triple Crown. It would have been difficult to top 2015 in that regard, when American Pharoah ended the 37-year Triple Crown drought with a […]

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‘I’ll Take That!’ Says Coburn As California Chrome Sister Third In Debut

Breaking from post position three in a field of eight 2-year-old maiden fillies bred or sired in California, first time starter R Sunday Surprise, a full sister to 2014 Santa Anita and Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome, hopped at the break going five furlongs, was next to last going into the far turn and finished […]

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Full Sister To California Chrome Makes First Start Thursday

A 2-year-old filly trained by Doug O’Neill, R Sunday Surprise is a full sister to Horse of the Year, Kentucky Derby winner and Dubai World Cup winner California Chrome. With lofty expectations on the line, the filly is set to make her first start Thursday at Santa Anita. “All her works have been real willing,” […]

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You’ve Entered The Twilight Zone: Kentucky Derby Premonitions

The Kentucky Derby is a strange beast in many ways, its trail littered with incredible luck, creepy coincidences, and dreams come true. It’s enough to make an observer feel like they’ve entered the Twilight Zone. Whether you take premonitions, dreams, and other predictions seriously or not, there is an element of the supernatural threading its […]

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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Chrome Drama, Derby Intrigue

Even when he’s not racing, the consensus top horse in North America seems to attract headlines. This week, there were rumblings about California Chrome’s connections seeking a substantial purse increase for races this summer interested in attracting the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Dubai World Cup winner. Meanwhile, this year’s Kentucky Derby field will mostly be […]

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Fernando: Taylor Made’s Chrome Buy ‘One Of Greatest Bloodstock Coups In Recent Memory’

In the aftermath of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome’s overpowering victory in Saturday’s $10-million Dubai World Cup, author and bloodstock consultant Sid Fernando analyzes the deal that will eventually land the 5-year-old California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit at stud in Kentucky under the management of Taylor Made Farm. Last July, the family-owned Nicholasville, […]

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Coburn Flies Hope’s Love Namesake To Golden Gate; ‘Chrome’ Sister Shows Late Interest

Nine minutes after her champion full brother California Chrome won Santa Anita’s Grade 2 San Pasqual, Hope’s Love showed late interest to finish fifth in her 2016 debut Saturday at Golden Gate Fields. In attendance at Golden Gate was the filly’s namesake, 16-year-old Hope Hudson, who was accompanied by her parents, Nathan and Jennifer, and […]

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California Chrome’s Dam, Love The Chase, To Tapit In 2016

Love The Chase, the dam of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome when matched with Lucky Pulpit, will be sent to leading North American stallion Tapit in 2016, according to the Blood Horse. Owned in partnership by Perry Martin and Steve Coburn, the mare will be boarded at Taylor Made Farm for a Kentucky-bred […]

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California Chrome ‘Really Great’ In Los Al Breeze

California Chrome breezed early Saturday morning at Los Alamitos for trainer Art Sherman, covering five furlongs in 1:01 flat. Sherman told the Blood Horse that “today was really great… He’s preparing himself really well and everything’s going smooth, I couldn’t be more happy with the workout.” Chrome is preparing for the San Pasqual Stakes on […]

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Ramseys, Coburn, Martin Honored At TOBA National Awards Dinner

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s 30th Annual National Awards Dinner was held tonight at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Lexington, Ky. Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey were honored for the second year in a row as TOBA’s National Owners and Breeders of the Year, and Steve Coburn and Perry Martin were named the National Small […]

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