Keyword: Lucky Pulpit

  • Hip 6, a Lucky Pulpit filly, clocked an eighth-mile in :09 4/5

    Two Juveniles Post Fastest Times at Barretts

    A filly by Lucky Pulpit and a colt by Justin Phillip recorded the fastest times at the Barretts under-tack preview at Del Mar March 27. The filly worked a furlong in :09 4/5, followed by the colt who worked a quarter-mile in :20 3/5.

  • California Chrome Works for BC at Los Al

    As most of the barns at Los Alamitos Race Course only started to rustle with activity during the early morning Oct. 15, California Chrome stood like a sentinel at the top of the longest stretch run in North America.

  • California Chrome worked a half-mile in :49 4/5 on May 21.

    California Chrome Drills for Del Mar Return

    California Chrome got an early wake-up call May 21 at Los Alamitos Race Course to record his second timed workout since returning to Southern California after his standout victory in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).

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    California Chrome 'Feeling Good' in Dubai

    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.

  • Hope's Love (left), full sister to California Chrome, finished second to Ourprincessmelanie in her debut.

    Hope's Love Returns at Golden Gate

    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.

  • Songbird won the Del Mar Debutante by 5 1/4 lengths.

    Songbird Takes Centerstage in Chandelier

    Songbird, Fox Hill Farms' unbeaten Medaglia d'Oro filly, faces three fillies she topped in the Del Mar Debutante (gr. II) Sept. 26 in Santa Anita's Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) at 1 1/16 miles.

  • Hope's Love

    'Chrome' Sister Hope's Love Sidelined

    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.

  • Guest: 'Chrome Doing Everything Right'

    Newmarket trainer Rae Guest posted an brief update May 12 on U.S. Horse of the Year California Chrome, who is training toward a start in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) June 17 at Royal Ascot.

  • Perry Martin

    Perry Martin: Observations of a Breeder Pt. 1

    When my wife, Denise, and I decided to get into the horse racing business as owners, we used the same approach taken when entering a cold swimming pool. First, we stuck in a big toe.

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    Perry Martin: Observations of a Breeder Pt. 3

    Before concentrating on what sire I selected for Love the Chase, it's probably best to take a step back and look at the process I used to find him. Again, you have to look at the mare's bloodline first.

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    Perry Martin: Observations of a Breeder Pt. 2

    As a breeder, how then do we stack the deck heavy? Female family inbreeding (FFI) offers a statistically significant improvement over other techniques for breeding champions.

  • California Chrome

    HOY California Chrome Drills at Los Alamitos

    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).

  • The California Chrome team celebrates their Eclipse Award-winning night.

    California Chrome Sews Up HOY Honors

    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.

  • Lucky Pulpit Season Offered at CTBA Auction

    A season to Lucky Pulpit, the sire of dual classic winner California Chrome, is among the offerings at the annual California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Stallion Season Auction being held today, Tuesday, Dec. 2.

  • California Chrome takes to the turf in the Hollywood Derby.

    California Chrome Sparkles in Hollywood Derby

    Dual classic winner California Chrome successfully debuted over turf in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Nov. 29 at Del Mar when he defeated Queen's Plate winner Lexie Lou by two lengths in a sterling performance.

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    Chrome's Influence Evident at Barretts Sale

    California Chrome continues to wield his influence, this time with the plethora of yearlings by his sire, Lucky Pulpit, in the Barretts October yearling sale. The catalog of 259 hip numbers includes 23 by Lucky Pulpit.

  • Hip No. 539, a Rockport Harbor filly, brought $210,000 at the second session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale.

    Rockport Harbor Filly Tops OBS June Session

    A Rockport Harbor filly commanded the top price of the second session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale June 18, bringing $210,000 from Patrice Miller, EQB Inc.

  • Great Weather, Crowd Expected for Belmont

    With California Chrome going for the Triple Crown and a forecast of abundant sunshine, low humidity, and temperatures in the high 70s, the crowed at Belmont Park began forming early for the June 7 Belmont Stakes.

  • Swaps

    The Swaps Connection

    Just more than 60 years ago a trim California-bred with unorthodox connections came East to shock the racing establishment by scoring an upset win in the 1955 Kentucky Derby.