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Meeting California Chrome

Meeting California Chrome

The Horse Racing Nation team met up with California Chrome Tuesday morning on the backside at Churchill Downs.


The 140th Kentucky Derby winner was in a great mood, playing and trying to bite a bit! 


Here's a little video of our morning:



And then Chrome decided to pose for us...

California Chrome in his stall at Churchill Downs 


And played a bit... 

California Chrome playing around 


Well, maybe a bit too playful... 

California Chrome trying to bite 


But who could blame him?  He's full of energy and wants to go the track.  He's only been walking in circles for the past 3 days... 

California Chrome walking shedrow 


No matter where we went, he kept a watchful eye... 

California Chrome in his stall



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They turned down a 10 figure offer after the santa Anita Derby. Amidst the greed that now dominates the sport, that's the real fairy tale, that owners like this would have a horse like this. Not superstitious mind you, but the stars certainly appear to be lining up in a growing number of ways!
Such a great story surrounding this horse!! Foaled by an $8000 broodmare that nobody wanted. Sired by a stallion who's stud fee(at that time) was $2500, and trained by the oldest trainer to ever win the Kentucky Derby in Art Sherman, a year older than the bald eagle himself, Charlie Whittingham, was when he won the Derby with Sunday Silence in 1989, and the best part is the connections of California Chrome love this horse enough to have already turned down an offer of $6 million dollars to buy 51% of the horse. Of course the fairy tale ending would be to seen California Chrome go to Pimlico and win the Preakness and then to Belmont Park and win the Belmont Stakes. But regardless of what happens from this point forward, he's already far exceeded what his pedigree said he should've been able to accomplish. Great story and a very talented horse indeed!!
Angel - Venetian mask did look good. Though, the early fraction were fast, making it easier for him to win. The final 1/8 was run in 12 4/5 compared to the first ones in a little over 11's. So him closing was more a deal of the front runner stopping. He does have a VERY nice stride (but, to me not as eye popping as chrome). I wouldn't talk Breeders Cup yet, but he does look promising
what the heck..it wont let me watch the video!!
I know what I know and see what I see please confirm
I know what I know and see what I see please confirm
Somebody take a look and give me a response
5th race eye popping run if he stays healthy he will be there by breeder cup day OMG HE CATCHES YOUR EYE THE WAY CHROME DID
I ask for all to check out a 3 yr colt run for the time today at Parx his name is venetionn Mask trained by Chad Brown out of a grade 1 mare this horse is the real thing please all take a look
What a happy and engaging horse! Nice work, HRN.
This horse is absolutely stunning. He has the most beautiful eye I've seen on a horse in a while. He also seems quite intelligent.
Anxious to get back to the track...unbelievable!!
Where's the "Love it!" button?
Looks happy, healthy and oh, so fiesty!
Great job you guys. It looked like Cali Chrome met his match in Ember!!
Awesome! Looks like a great time! What a beautiful horse!
He looks like a clown and wonders what's up wiith all the attention. A true champion.

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