California Chrome Foals are Arriving

Our Fantene Colt

California Chrome’s first crop of foals is being born. The first is a strapping big colt out of Pay the Man on January 20th at Calumet Farm. While Chrome needs no introduction, this youngster’s dam is impressive in her own right. Pay the Man is the highest-earning Ohio-bred filly in history. She won 27 of […]

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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 […]

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Breeders Cup Classic turns into a Match Race

What a race! California Chrome and Arrogate battled it right to the end. I thought Chrome had it . . . was really impressed by Arrogate’s last surge. How ironic that justĀ  yesterday it was Arrogate’s Jockey, Mike Smith, who was on the losing end of the match race — he was riding Songbird, who […]

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Saddling a Racehorse

The recent photo of California Chrome racing with his saddle slipping toward his rump made me wonder about the saddling process for racehorses. How could something like this happen? When horses are galloping at 40 Mph (give or take), equipment failure can be a big issue. Victor Espinoza has been quoted as saying that his […]

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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. What a testament to jockey Victor Espinoza. Step a little too hard into one stirrup and the whole […]

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California Chrome Second in Dubai World Cup

Prince Bishop surged ahead to displace favorite California Chrome by three lengths in the 2015 Dubai World Cup, the World’s richest horse race with a purse of $10 million. Ridden by William Buick, the 8-year old gelding trailed the field early before running wide to seize the lead at the top of the stretch. Buick […]

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