California Chrome wins $10M Dubai World Cup


California Chrome won the $10 Million Dubai World Cup by five lengths today. It was an impressive run, especially given that his saddle had slipped so far back that the girth looks almost like a bucking strap.

California Chrome Dubai World Cup
California Chrome won the Dubai World Cup today, despite a girth that was so loose that the saddle had slipped all the way down his belly. Kudos to jockey Victor Espinoza for staying so balanced.

What a testament to jockey Victor Espinoza. Step a little too hard into one stirrup and the whole saddle could have gone.

With this win, California Chrome’s lifetime winnings reached $12.4 million, making him the highest earning racehorse in the US.

 

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3 thoughts on “California Chrome wins $10M Dubai World Cup

  1. Wow, that girth looks pretty scary! I love this horse. I keep thinking there should be an old time match race between California Chrome and American Pharaoh. But first, we’d have to clone Victor Espinoza so he could ride both horses.

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