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How man people here would like to see California Chrome come back and race in 2017
Wow they finally dropped the filly who beat nobody this year to second in the rankings. Must have been a slow day at the office. Chrome should have been number one from the start.
The Traver's record stood for many years ,and now Arrogate owns the record at that distance at Saratoga, Many Champion's have tried, many more will try,Arrogate may not be going into the BCC to beat chrome,,he may be going to crush Spectacular Bid's record,and that my friends is why I favor Arrogate,,, is chrome dodge-n the record at Saratoga--- it is only a mile an quarter hmmm Baffert ssays he may not want Arrogate to get speed crazy welllllll ,,,that has already Happen----Go Get-emmmmmm Malcolm.
I get a kick out of Frosted being picked as the major threat to California Chrome in the 2016 BCC. Not that I don’t like Frosted. He was my favorite 3-year-old of 2015 after Texas Red and Dortmund were injured. But, while Six of the 10 probable starters of the 2016 BCC have won at least one 1¼ mile stakes race, none of them is named Frosted. Frosted has finished 4th, 3rd, 7th (of 8 in the 2015 BCC) and 5th (2016 Dubai World Cup) and just doesn’t seem suited for the classic distance. The six who have won at 1 ¼ miles include all 4 of the 3-year-olds: California Chrome (4 wins), Melatonin (2), Effinex (2), and Hoppertunity (1), and 2 of the 3-year-olds Nyquist and Arrogate (1 each). None of the 4-year-olds in the BCC has ever won at a mile and a quarter. As far as I have been able to find, only 3 dirt horses from the 2015 crop of 3-year-olds have been won at the classic distance of 1 ¼ miles:AP (twice), Force the Pass, and Keen Ice all won at 1 ¼ miles in 2015. As far as I know, no other horse from that crop has won at the 1 ¼ mile distance. The class of 2016 also has 3 dirt horses that have won at 1 1/4 miles, Nyquist, Deauville, and Arrogate. As for the class of 2014, 6 horses won at 1 ¼ miles as 3-year-olds, Bayern, CC, Shared Belief, Effinex, Mr Speaker, Tonalist, and VE Day. Effinex won the Suburban in both 2015 and 2016, and Melatonin and Hoppertunity, won at the distance in 2016 as 5-year-olds. Through their 4-year-old season the class of 2015 won a total of 10 mile and a quarter races and added 6 more this year for a three year total of 16 wins so far at the Classic distance. Four horses from the class of 2014 ran 1 ¼ miles in under 2 minutes: Bayern, CC, and Toast of New York (who never actually won at the distance) as 3-year-olds all in the 2014 BCC and Melatonin in the 2016 Gold Cup at Santa Anita. Arrogate, of course was the fourth of the 10 in his sizzling Travers Performance. No horse from the 2015 class has run 1¼ miles in under 2 minutes. In the 2014 BCC, in a full field of 14 entries, 7 were 3-year-olds. The top 6 finishers were all 3-year-olds. In the 2015 BCC, the 3-year-olds finished 1st, 4th, 7th, and 8th while the 3 entries from the class of 2014 finished 2nd, 3rd, and 5th. Tonalist was the only horse to compete in both races and finished 5th in both races. Of course, horses don’t usually read statistics and we only have to remember how Onion and Matterhorn caused the defeat of heavily favored horses. Then again, neither is running in this year’s BCC. Probably Moanin will ship from Japan at the last minute and upset all the Americans :). Nevertheless, I'm thinking Chrome in sub 1:59.
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  • sczen50 · Oh I remember Onion alright~ I use him as an example fairly often..when hearing of sure-things. ;) Yes I'm thinking he will be pressed into going more 'out' & going At Least that fast for sure. · 1 day ago
  • Stay Thirsty via Disqus · Frosted is WAY better than Arrogate, Effinex and Nyquist and the pretenders in the BC Classic except California Chrome. And it's funny how you liked Dortmund and Texas Red because they were my least favorites. FROSTED was the best over Carpe Diem and Keen Ice. · 9 hours ago
I really have a bad habit of my favorite horses being like injured star athletes. I like to think my Buffalo Bills will be competitive once we have a healthy lineup! Hope this guy gets healthy enough for a small run at some graded stakes before they retire him. Come to Saratoga my man! We will soak you in the Springs and do some Yoga and you will be all better. I feel like even if he runs, he'll have a setback or something since it's hard to keep shaking the nagging injuries.
Well...he's in training & has been re-schooled, too, up at San Luis Rey Downs.
It's fun to speculate some of these like Frosted or Keen ice but reality takes hold. Chrome is in top form and would have to have a melt down for those to beat him. Saw him at SA Oct 1 and can say I have never seen a horse like that before and after the race. Cannot describe him but you have to see him up close to understand how special he is. The only wild card is Arrogate. Baffert is good training his young prospects taking them off the track when they want to do more. He builds up the run in them and let's them have it all out race day. Exactly what he is doing with Arrogate to beat CC. And it will probably work.
Lani 3rd,(BRAZIL CUP,Tokyo) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UoBQQwxVxs&index=52&list=PLhTOXejooF5aZV3M46GCRCJdYtarAV6Pq
How man people here would like to see California Chrome come back and race in 2017? Could it be true?
I watched Sunday work a month or two ago. She was a bit off. The impression I got during and after her last race was that she looked body sore. I was hoping that Surprise would do well. She had wonderful temperament and crew at Harris Farms really thought she was special.
Does anyone know where exactly he got his name? Chrome and R Sunday Surprise both have backstories behind their names...
  • Pamela Mac via Disqus · That story has been told on the Martin Racing FB page. · 7 hours ago
R.I.P Monarchos you will always be remembered.
I don't think it's a given that Arrogate will be on the lead as many are concluding, although it's certainly possible. In his race prior to the Travers he stalked from 3rd in a 3-horse field through fractions of 24-48-112; a similar reflection of his last work. If he does run back even close to his Travers and Chrome was to press him on the lead, I don't see Chrome being in front at the wire. I know many assume that a wrapped up horse could run faster 'if he wanted to'. But a lot will depend on how the race unfolds. Consider this. Chrome's average speed in the PC was 37.2 mph with a final 1/4 in 24.44 secs. Most would agree that he ran well within himself for most if not all of the race. In the 2014 BCC however, his average speed was 38.2 mph and he ran an all out final 1/4 in 25.36 secs. Bayern won with a final time of 1:59.88. Chrome ran 41 ft or 4 3/4 lengths more than Bayern did. So theoretically, with a rail trip and generously giving him a 5 length/1 sec consideration, he finishes with about a 1:58.88 final time in the 2014 BCC. Interestingly enough, his 113 Beyer/112 Brisnet PC speed figure equaled what he received in the '14 Classic. His lifetime best. So are those saying that he is better now and can run faster than his theoretical fastest saying that he can break the 1:58 mark? I'd have to see that to believe it. Based on his previous figures it would take a freak performance above Arrogate's Travers to accomplish this as he would have to run fast throughout the entire race. If Arrogate does go early and Chrome tries to stay with him I believe he gets outrun in the last quarter. Arrogate has proven he can run fast, and then faster. For now I'll see the glass as half full and his Travers 'anomaly' more of a possibility than a probability. Again, a lot will depend on how the Classic unfolds.
KEEN ICE FOR THE WIN- Huge plot twist!!!!
Sorry to hear the bad news about this handsome horse passing.
YEAH! Bonita Bianca splashes home to victory! Another stakes winner for Curlin! Great pedigree and now 2 for 2. Nice!
Nice workout today, Chrome! You're looking good, big boy.
Whooaaa. What an effort. He looks like a future superstar.
  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · As expected he was awesome. Could be anything going forward · 12 hours ago
As expected at 1/5 this colt toyed with a maiden race winning easily in 1:09 2/5. Very exciting future for this one
I was analyzing, and came to the conclusion that there is no way CALIFORNIA SUPREME WINNER IS CHROME the Breeders Cup Classic. Please practice for next year to all other horses. California chrome asked who wants to be in the picture in the winner's circle.

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