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.
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.