Is California Chrome a Turf Horse?

The $300,000 2014 Hollywood Derby was a walk in the park for California Chrome. He barely broke a sweat in his first turf race. This was his first win in six months and he didn’t put a foot wrong, breaking sharply from the gate and just cruising along.     Advertisements

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Did this impact California Chrome’s Belmont?

It appears that California Chrome may have injured himself leaving the starting gate at the Belmont yesterday. The horse was bleeding from his right front heel and trainer, Art Sherman, thinks he caught it with a hind leg coming out of the gate. Jockey Victor Espinoza tweeted this photo of the injury last night. My […]

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California Chrome falls short in bid for Triple Crown

Sadly, California Chrome was not able to pull off a Triple Crown win at today’s Belmont Stakes. Looking tired, he finished fourth in a dead heat with Wicked Strong. The win went to Tonalist — who ran a good race and fought for the win. Many of us were hoping to see another Triple Crown […]

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Chrome fever!

California Chrome has certainly captured the hearts and minds of even the smallest racing fans! Will they be rapping at Belmont Park on Saturday?  

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California Chrome Cruising at Belmont

Here he is, in his last breeze before the upcoming Belmont Stakes. California Chrome looks powerful and bursting with energy. It would be so awesome to see another Triple Crown Winner. I didn’t realize, when I watched Affirmed win the Belmont back in 1978 that it would become an almost impossible feat. Here’s hoping that […]

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Flair strips threaten to derail the Belmont Stakes

A self-adhesive strip almost derailed California Chrome’s pursuit of the Triple Crown . . . because the Nasal Flair Strips worn by the colt are banned in the state of New York for thoroughbred racing (not, funnily enough, for standardbreds). This was almost an issue in 2012 — Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another […]

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California Chrome Wins the Next Leg of the Triple Crown

I am partial to Chestnut thoroughbreds, so I was rooting for him in the Preakness. Of course he didn’t need my help. He got a picture perfect ride from Victor Espinoza and won handily. I was also very impressed by Ride On Curlin, who made a big move at the end; just not big enough.

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