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.
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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.
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.
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.
After a bullet workout Dec. 28, trainer Bob Baffert still wants to see one more work before deciding whether to run Kaleem Shah's Dortmund against California Chrome in the $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II).
Watch 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome work at Los Alamitos Dec. 27, 2015 with Victor Espinoza. watch video
California Chrome's workout Dec. 27 at Los Alamitos Race Course looked a lot like his drills of old, with the track empty as he stepped onto the dirt surface, but it also had a touch of something new.
California Chrome works 6 furlongs at Los Alamitos Race Course with Dihigi Gladney aboard on December 19, 2015. Also includes comments from Art Sherman. Video Courtesy Los Alamitos. Watch Video
Stretching out for the first time since returning to trainer Art Sherman's barn in October, California Chrome breezed six furlongs Dec. 19 at Los Alamitos Race Course.
California Chrome drilled down in his latest Los Alamitos workout Dec. 12, covering five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 at the Southern California track.
Horse of the Year California Chrome is among the 181 horses accepted for the 2016 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates.
California Chrome's work at Los Alamitos on December 5, 2015, including comments from Art Sherman. Courtesy Los Alamitos Watch Video
Horse of the Year California Chrome is "preparing himself really well" for a comeback, according to trainer Art Sherman after the Lucky Pulpit colt breezed five furlongs in 1:01 Dec. 5 at Los Alamitos.
California Chrome continued training toward his scheduled return in the $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 9 with a half-mile breeze in :48 2/5 Nov. 28 at Los Alamitos Race Course.
California Chrome works 3 furlongs at Los Alamitos Race Course with Dihigi Gladney aboard on November 21, 2015. Also includes comments from Art Sherman, Perry Martin, and Frank Taylor. Video Courtesy Los Alamitos. Watch Video
Even after his first serious workout in just more than eight months, California Chrome wanted more. He wouldn't pull up after his three-furlong work in :37 3/5 Nov. 21 at Los Alamitos.
California Chrome went through another easy breeze the morning of Nov. 14 at Los Alamitos Race Course, with the real work on the horizon.
Watch California Chrome gallop at Los Alamitos and hear thoughts from trainer Art Sherman. watch video
If not for the lights overhead, normally used to brighten up the track for nighttime Quarter Horse racing, California Chrome's first Los Alamitos Race Course workout since March would have been a breezy blur.
Of the top six finishers from last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), only fifth-place finisher Tonalist is among the pre-entries in this year's edition Oct. 31 at Keeneland.
California Chrome returned to the Los Alamitos Race Course barn of trainer Art Sherman Oct. 13.
Kaleem Shah's Bayern, winner of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has officially been retired following his third-place finish as the 6-5 favorite in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park.
- By Claire Novak
Reigning Horse of the Year California Chrome at Taylor Made Stallions Sept. 25, 2015. Watch Video
A final soundness exam Oct. 1 by Dr. Larry Bramalge of Rood & Riddle will clear the 4-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit for a return to training, and he is expected to ship back to trainer Art Sherman's California base.
Taylor Made Farm will put on three "California Chrome Fan Days" Sept. 25-27, when fans can view the dual classic winner behind the scenes at the Nicholasville, Ky., farm.
California Chrome, the 2014 Horse of the Year, will return to racing for his 5-year-old season, trainer Art Sherman said July 19.
Taylor Made Farm closed a deal July 17 to purchase 30% interest in dual classic winner and 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome with the intent of racing the champion next year, then stand him at stud in 2017.
Hope's Love, the 2-year-old full sister to California Chrome, will be sidelined four to six months with a hairline fracture in her shoulder, trainer Steve Sherman said July 15.
- By Frank Angst
Just days before it was reported July 12 that California Chrome would miss at least three months of racing because of a cannon bone bruise, Larry Bramlage talked about that type of injury at the Welfare. read blog
Host Lenny Shulman examines challenges with drug testing labs, reacts to California Chrome's return home, and catches up with Hansen by talking with Dr. Kendall Hansen. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions watch video
California Chrome, the 2014 Horse of the Year and dual classic winner, will likely sit out the rest of the year and may not race again because of a cannon bone bruise, trainer Art Sherman said July 12.
Steve Coburn and Perry Martin's California Chrome, the 2014 Horse of the Year, arrived at Arlington International Racecourse July 7 to prepare for the Aug. 15 Arlington Million (gr. IT).
Lenny Shulman talks with Pete Bradley of Bradley Thoroughbreds, stud fees of American Pharoah and California Chrome, and shares thoughts on Saratoga. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale stallions watch video
- By Frank Angst
Delve into the history of failed Triple Crown bids, explore the challenge of winning the final leg, and relive stories of spoilers who have halted each quest for history. Read Feature
U.S. Horse of the Year California Chrome will return to the United States after missing the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot with a bruised foot, Racing Post reports.
|Owner||California Chrome, LLC|
|Breeder||Perry Martin & Steve Coburn|
|California Chrome View Five-Cross Pedigree||Lucky Pulpit||Pulpit|
|Love the Chase||Not For Love|
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