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    California Chrome Earns Second Vox Populi

    California Chrome, the 5-year-old chestnut champion whose stellar season catapulted him to be North American racing's all-time leading earner, has been selected to receive the 2016 Secretariat Vox Populi, or "Voice of the People," Award.

  • TCA Sets Fund-Raiser With Team 'Chrome'

    Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today that it will host a fundraising event entitled "An Evening with Team California Chrome" on Wednesday, November 2 from 7-9 p.m. at Matt Denny's Ale House in Arcadia, Calif.

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    California Chrome to Run for Cancer Research

    Majority owners Perry and Denise Martin and Taylor Made Stallions announced that California Chrome will run to benefit cancer research, as a portion of his earnings through the remainder of his racing career will be committed to the charity.

  • July 31, 2015

As the summer sun sets, California Chrome enjoys the Kentucky bluegrass from his private paddock in the stallion complex at Taylor Made.

    California Chrome - The $12 Million Horse

    Since 2011, Laura Donnell has been photographing for Taylor Made Farm. Since then, many champions have crossed through her lens, but none have been quite as magnificent as California Chrome. Here's a look back at Chrome's past year with Taylor Made.

  • Dubai World Cup Press Conference

    Comments from California Chrome's connections after his victory in the Dubai World Cup, including Victor Espinoza's discussion of the saddle slipping. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club.

  • Dubai World Cup Press Conference

    Comments from California Chrome's connections after his victory in the Dubai World Cup, including Victor Espinoza's discussion of the saddle slipping. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club.

  • California Chrome and Victor Espinoza take the Dubai World Cup.

    California Chrome Brilliant in World Cup Win

    A year later, a year better for California Chrome, who impressively won the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 26 at Meydan Racecourse a year after a second-place finish in the world's richest horse race.

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    World Cup Report: Something About 'Chrome'

    As California Chrome prepares for a shot at redemption in this year's Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), interest in the horse as a stallion prospect continues to grow, much to the satisfaction of Taylor Made Farm.

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    California Chrome Departs for Dubai

    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 a winner in the San Pasqual Stakes.

    California Chrome Powerful in Winning Return

    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.

  • 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.

  • California Chrome will return to racing Jan. 9.

    'Chrome' May Encounter Wet Track in Return

    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.

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    Taylor Made Launches California Chrome Site

    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.

  • Love the Chase in Kentucky, Going to Tapit

    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.

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    California Chrome Works Six Furlongs

    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 on track at Los Alamitos

    California Chrome Continues Los Al Progress

    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 Work Nov. 21, 2015

    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.

  • California Chrome worked three furlongs in :37 3/5 at Los Alamitos Race Course.

    California Chrome Strong in Los Al Drill

    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.

  • Fans greet California Chrome at Taylor Made Stallions on Sept. 25.

    California Chrome Back to Sherman Next Month

    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.

  • Ken (right) and Sarah Ramsey were named National Owner of the Year and National Breeder of the Year.

    Ramseys National Owner, Breeder for 2014

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey were named National Owner of the Year and National Breeder of the Year the evening of Sept. 11 during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association national awards dinner held at Hill 'n' Dale Farms.

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    Taylor Made Buys Share in California Chrome

    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

    '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.

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    California Chrome Likely Out for the Year

    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.

  • 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.

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    California Chrome Under Saddle at Newmarket

    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.

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    California Chrome Arrives in Newmarket

    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.

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    Martin Defends Sending 'Chrome' to 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).

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    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.