California Chrome is an American Thoroughbred racehorse. He won the 2014 Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the 2016 Dubai World Cup. In 2016, he surpassed Curlin as the all-time leading North American horse in earnings won. He retired to stud in January 2017 after winning the Pegasus World Cup in January 2018.
About California Chrome in brief
California Chrome is an American Thoroughbred racehorse. He won the 2014 Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the 2016 Dubai World Cup. In 2016, he surpassed Curlin as the all-time leading North American horse in earnings won. California Chrome was foaled on February 18, 2011, near Coalinga, California, at Harris Farms, the horse breeding division of Harris Ranch. His dam is Love the Chase, and he was her first foal as a two-year-old filly. He was purchased by an ownership group called Blinkers Racing group for $30,000. He is trained by the father–son team of Art and Alan Sherman at Los Alamitos Race Course. He retired to stud in January 2017 after winning the Pegasus World Cup in January 2018. He has been named the 2014 and 2016 American Horse of the Year by the Eclipse Awards for American Champion Three-Year-old Male Horse and American Horse Of The Year. The horse was named for his flashy white markings, called ‘chrome’ by horse aficionados, and has been called ‘the people’s horse’ by dedicated fans called ‘Chromies’ The horse has won many accolades and awards, including the 2014 Secretariat Vox Populi Award, his Kentucky Derby win was awarded the NTRA “Moment of the year”, and he won Eclipse Awards in 2014 and again in 2016. His sire, Lucky Pulpit, is a chestnut with four white stockings and a blaze.
As a foal, he was nicknamed ‘Junior’ because of his resemblance to his sire Lucky Pul pit. He had won several graded stakes races and hit the board in 13 of his starts in 13-year age group. In 2013, he won the San Felipe Stakes and Santa Anita Derby, and was the morning line favorite for the Kentucky Derby. He then shipped to Belmont Park with hopes of winning the Triple Crown, but was stepped on by the horse next to him at the start, tearing some tissue from his right front heel. After healing and pasture rest, he ran in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic, finishing third, a neck behind the winner. In 2015, he returned to training with a six-race winning streak in 2016 which included Grade I wins in the DubaiWorld Cup, the Pacific Classic, and the Awesome Again Stakes before suffering a narrow loss to Arrogate in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. He again won the Horse of. the Year, Moment of the. Year, and Vox Populist awards in 2016, He stood 16 hands tall when he stood four years old, he stood tall at four years and two months old, and had won the four-year old stakes race at the time of his retirement. In 2017, he retired to. his stud stall at Keeneland in California, where he has won three races and placed in the top 10 in three of the last four races.
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