California Chrome’s Last Ride


California Chrome has retired after his run in the First Annual Pegasus World Cup, held January 28th at Gulfstream Park. Chrome came into the race looking a bit off, and finished ninth. His knee looked swollen after the race, but subsequent x-rays show that there’s no damage. California Chrome retires as the highest-earning thoroughbred in North American history, having amassed $14,752,650 in winnings. Time for him to enjoy life at Taylor Made.

On the plus side, Arrogate again showed his blistering speed. After winning the 2016 Breeders Cup, the 4-year old ran a smoking race in the $12 Million Pegasus, finishing more than three lengths ahead of the field.

California Chrome and Arrogate
The two champions must have been comparing notes on the way home! Maybe Chrome was passing the mantle?
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