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.
California Chrome's work at Los Alamitos on December 5, 2015, including comments from Art Sherman. Courtesy Los Alamitos Watch Video
California Chrome's work at Los Alamitos on December 5, 2015, including comments from Art Sherman. Courtesy Los Alamitos
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
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.
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
Watch California Chrome gallop at Los Alamitos and hear thoughts from trainer Art Sherman. Courtesy of Los Alamitos
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.
California Chrome returned to the Los Alamitos Race Course barn of trainer Art Sherman Oct. 13.
Reigning Horse of the Year California Chrome at Taylor Made Stallions Sept. 25, 2015.
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.
California Chrome, the 2014 Horse of the Year, will return to racing for his 5-year-old season, trainer Art Sherman said July 19.
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.
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.
Horse of the Year California Chrome may miss the June 17 Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot because he may have a bruised foot.
Hope's Love, a full sister to 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, made a strong debut June 13 at Golden Gate Fields when running second in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden race for 2-year-old fillies.
Trainer Art Sherman has been selected by the Thoroughbred Owners of California to receive the 2014 Ed Friendly Industry Service Award.
Leaning on the porch railing at Schwanies At The Gap, under a gray blanket of overcast clouds at Los Alamitos Race Course, Art Sherman's essence appears untouched by the magical Triple Crown run 51 weeks ago.
U.S. Horse of the Year California Chrome will bypass the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I) May 16 at Newbury to continue preparations for the Royal Ascot meeting in June, Racing Post reports.
Trainer Art Sherman reflects on his year since winning Kentucky Derby with California Chrome. Watch Video
Trainer Art Sherman reflects on his year since winning Kentucky Derby with California Chrome.
"There's a lot for them to consider, but when it comes to racing, the horse's fitness will not be a problem. It is much more down to the way the horse feels." -- Rae Guest on California Chrome.
Defending U.S. Horse of the Year California Chrome had Robbie Mills aboard for the first time April 15 at Newmarket, getting acquainted with the rider who will be his regular partner in the Rae Guest yard.
California Chrome's jockey and trainer, Victor Espinoza and Art Sherman, received the Hartack Award and the Neiman Award, respectively, at Santa Anita April 2.
California Chrome arrived in Newmarket April 1 and is settling in at the yard of trainer Rae Guest, who will supervise the U.S. Horse of the Year's preparations for a tilt at Royal Ascot.
A statement from Perry Martin, majority owner of Horse of the Year California Chrome, regarding a decision to send the 4-year-old colt to compete at Royal Ascot following his runner-up finish in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).
The decision to replace the all-weather Tapeta Footings surface at Meydan with dirt has had an impact on the 2015 World Cup races, not least in the regeneration of interest among American trainers.
Even before California Chrome tests his mettle in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), racetrack executives worldwide are making pitches in hopes of attracting the popular Kentucky Derby winner.
Art Sherman, Alan Sherman, and Willie Delgado discuss how California Chrome traveled, is settling in, worked on the track, and answer other questions March 24. watch video
Art Sherman, Alan Sherman and Willie Delgado discuss how California Chrome traveled, is settling in, worked on the track and answer other questions March 24. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
The Dubai Racing Club catches up with California Chrome trainer Art Sherman. Sherman explains how he is feeling after arriving the night before, how California Chrome looks, and reflects on California Chrome's 3-year-old campaign.
The Dubai Racing Club catches up with California Chrome trainer Art Sherman. Sherman explains how he is feeling arriving the night before, how California Chrome looked today, and reflects on Chrome's 3-year-old campaign. watch video
California Chrome worked seven furlongs March 13 in an easy 1:23 4/5, turning in his final local workout before shipping to Dubai for the $10 million Dubai World Cup.
Art Sherman believes the 2014 Horse of the Year is back on track after arguably his best workout of the year, a bullet six furlongs in 1:11 March 6 at Los Alamitos Race Course.
Horse of the Year California Chrome continued to prepare for an appearance in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) with a five-furlong workout in 1:00 at Los Alamitos Racecourse Feb. 27.
California Chrome works at Los Alamitos on February 27, 2015, 5 furlongs in 1:00. Also includes comments from Art Sherman.
Eclipse Award Horse of the Year California Chrome was officially named California-bred Horse of the Year for 2014 at the annual California Thoroughbred Breeders Association awards dinner at the Pasadena Westin.
Champions to square off in San Antonio Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 7 at Santa Anita Park.
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Watch California Chrome and hear thoughts from Art Sherman following. watch video
California Chrome, the national Horse of the Year for 2014, has added two more titles -- champion 3-year-old California-bred male and champion Cal-bred turf horse.
Horse of the Year California Chrome put in the final major drill for his 4-year-old debut when breezing five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 Feb. 1 at Los Alamitos Racecourse.
Newly crowned Horse of the Year California Chrome drilled seven furlongs at Los Alamitos Race Course Jan. 19 as he continues preparations for his expected 2015 debut next month in the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II).
Celebrating the winners of the 2014 Eclipse Awards. view slideshow
Steve Coburn, co-owner/breeder of California Chrome, was effusive in praising fans.
California Chrome, a colt who was running against his fellow California-breds at the beginning of the season, soared through his conditions and emerged Horse of the Year as the annual Eclipse Awards were presented Jan. 17.
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