California Chrome started slow early in his five-furlong drill under regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney, but kicked into another gear in the long stretch at Los Alamitos and hit the wire in 1:00 2/5.
China Horse Club became the latest ownership group to buy a share of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, Frank Taylor of Taylor Made Farm confirmed Oct. 21.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin confirmed Frosted would be pre-entered in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) only.
- By Steve Haskin
Question: How good is Arrogate and do you think he can beat California Chrome in the Breeders' Cup Classic?
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.
With his impervious victory in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I), California Chrome (133) retains the top spot in the eighth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2016.
California Chrome LLC, which includes majority owners Perry and Denise Martin and Taylor Made Stallions, announced the California Chrome Breeders’ Cup Sweepstakes Oct. 12.
Trainer Art Sherman reported Oct. 2 that California Chrome came out of his dominant victory in the Oct. 1 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) in good order.
California Chrome’s winning margin in the $300,000 Awesome Again (gr. I) was 2 1/4 lengths over Dortmund, but anyone who watched knows better.
Art Sherman was a swirling mixture of exasperation and confidence when he learned of California Chrome's draw for the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.
With the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) on the 6 1/2-furlong downhill course at Santa Anita coming up in early November, plenty of connections with top turf sprinters see the wisdom in prepping on the unique course in the Eddie D. (gr. IIIT).
Two of racing's biggest stars—California Chrome and Beholder—will make their final starts before the Breeders' Cup on the Oct. 1 Santa Anita Park card as they take advantage of the opportunity to prep at the site of this year's World Championships.
California Chrome, North America's all-time leading money earner, arrived by van at Santa Anita Park Sept. 25 to begin final preparations for the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1.
With the slightest morning chill Southern California would allow in late September, Los Alamitos Race Course's resident star logged his final timed workout for the upcoming Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I).
Images from weekend performances by Tepin and The Pizza Man, as well as Breeders' Cup Win And You're In races and a special guest towards the end!
Victor Espinoza, regular rider of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, said the 5-year-old California-bred has never been doing better as he prepares for a start in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.
Los Al clockers caught California Chrome in splits of :25 3/5, :49 2/5, and 1:01 1/5 en route to his final time of 1:13 1/5 under regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney.
Off his dominating victory in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 20 at Del Mar, California Chrome has moved back to the top of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2016.
On his day, at his home track, and a bit out of his normal workout routine, California Chrome still gave trainer Art Sherman just what he wanted Sept. 10 at Los Alamitos Race Course.
The Woodward, Spinaway, Hopeful, Del Mar Futurity, Prioress, Del Mar Derby, Bernard Baruch Handicap, John C. Mabee, Saranac, Smarty Jones, Sprint Cup and more.
California Chrome has led the poll for all 27 weeks of 2016 voting
California Chrome was the unanimous choice as Del Mar's Horse of the Meeting for 2016.
Klimt surged past favored early leader Straight Fire in the stretch and drew off to about a four-length victory in the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) Sept. 5 at Del Mar.
The third Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos Race Course is set to start Sept. 8.
Three potential stars head the field in Monday's 69th Futurity: Klimt, Chasing Aces, and Straight Fire.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Alberts Hope||Mike Puype||
|Alpine Luck||J. Keith Desormeaux||
|California Chrome||Art Sherman||
|Can the Man||Bob Baffert||
|Celtic Moon||Peter Miller||
|Dance With Fate||UNKNOWN||
|Guns Loaded||Doug F. O'Neill||
|Indexical||Ben D. A. Cecil||
|Rum Point||Doug F. O'Neill||
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