Horse of the year finalists are California Chrome, Gimme Da Lute, and Spanish Queen.
The Dubai Racing Club asks trainer Alan Sherman a few questions about how California Chrome looks leading up to the Dubai World Cup. Video courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club watch video
In four years of drought, California horses haven't missed a beat on the Triple Crown trail. But that may be about to change thanks to the arrival of El Nino.
Godolphin's multiple graded stakes winner Frosted will make his Dubai debut Feb. 4 in the Al Maktoum Challenge Sponsored by EGA (UAE-II), with William Buick named to ride from post 5.
California Chrome recorded his first timed workout in Dubai Jan. 30, when he covered four furlongs in :48 2/5 and galloped out to six furlongs in 1:13.
Bolstered by having the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years with American Pharoah, owner Zayat Stables and trainer Bob Baffert have nominated the largest numbers of 3-year-olds among the 368 nominated to this year's series.
California Chrome will run Feb. 25 in a 2,000-meter handicap to prep for the March 26 Dubai World Cup (UAE_I) rather than racing on the March 5 "Super Saturday" program, assistant trainer Alan Sherman confirmed Jan. 26.
Led by 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, a strong contingent of U.S.-based horses head the nominees to this year's $10-million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates (UAE-I) March 26 at Meydan Racecourse.
Decked out in his fresh new "Chrome" jacket in the paddock area just before the fourth race at Santa Anita Park Jan. 24, Art Sherman gave a glowing report on California Chrome's condition since landing in Dubai.
California Chrome left Los Alamitos Jan. 21 to begin his journey to Dubai for the Dubai World Cup. Includes comments from trainer Art Sherman. Video Courtesy Los Alamitos Race Course Watch Video
California Chrome will begin another journey to the other side of the world Jan. 21, when he'll depart from his double-wide stall at Los Alamitos Race Course at 5 a.m. PT with Dubai in his sights.
American Pharoah galloped straight into the hearts of racing fans with his hard-fought triumph in the Kentucky Derby and a follow-up romp in the Preakness, but there was nothing like the roar of the crowd after the Belmont. Read More
A by-the-numbers look at Zayat Stables' American Pharoah's Triple Crown run in which he became the 12th Triple Crown winner completing a sweep of the classics with his June 6 victory in the Belmont Stakes.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's International Star got back to his winning ways Jan. 16 at the racetrack where he seemingly can't lose -- Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
California Chrome returns in the San Pasqual and more inside the January 16, 2016 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine.
California Chrome, Gulfstream Park, Sunland Park, Delta Downs, Santa Anita & More! view slideshow
- By Claire Novak
Raul Rodriguez, California Chrome's Main Man: Out of the limelight yet playing a vital role, one man provides day-to-day hands-on care for 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome. Watch Video
- By Steve Haskin
If California Chrome were on Facebook, here are some comments you might be reading, and I don't mean all those human run Facebook pages. I mean comments from the real thing. Well, so to speak. read blog
He had new co-owners and new silks, but California Chrome got his mojo back with a powerful victory in the $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park, his first start off a nine-month layoff.
Minutes after 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome makes his 5-year-old debut in Santa Anita's San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II), his full sister Hope's Love will return from a seven-month layoff in a maiden special weight.
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the San Pasqual Stakes. Learn about the implications of California Chrome's return to face Hoppertunity. Sponsored by Equibase watch video
California Chrome is scheduled to face seven other older horses in the $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 9 at Santa Anita Park, but with rain in the forecast, he could be racing over wet footing for the first time.
In anticipation of his 2016 comeback in the Jan. 9 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park, Taylor Made Stallions launched the new official home on the web for California Chrome Jan. 6 at TheChampIsBack.com.
As the days count down to California Chrome's comeback in the Jan. 9 San Pasqual (gr. II), the defending Horse of the Year's dam continued her own journey with a trip to Kentucky, where she'll be bred to Tapit.
Immediately after California Chrome's final workout in preparation for the San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II), trainer Art Sherman stayed quiet, but his eyes widened in excitement.
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|California Chrome||Art Sherman||
|Dynamic Impact||Mark E. Casse||
|General a Rod||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Kid Cruz||Linda Rice||
|Pablo Del Monte||Wesley A. Ward||
|Ria Antonia||Thomas M. Amoss||
|Ride On Curlin||William G. Gowan||
|Ring Weekend||H. Graham Motion||
|Social Inclusion||Juan Carlos Guerrero||
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