Beautiful photos Heidi! One day I'll make it out to the Spa!
What a champion! Go Chrome! We are rooting for you!
I love the historic side of racing too! Love this kind of information! Thank you so much! We are super excited... It's only a matter of time we will be sipping Mai Tai's and getting married on the beach! Cheers!
Thank you very much!
I definitely agree with your comment. He is exceptional, has a very calm demeanor about him. In fact Art Sherman spoke about it in an interview about the type of horse that he is. During the earthquake that shook up Cali a few months ago Art had said he went to check on the horses. All of them were up, a bit startled, heads out of the stalls... Where was California Chrome? He was sleeping and was not bothered by the earthquake at all. Very calm demeanor, which will be needed in the Derby with the crowds, a large field, etc. A lot to take on for 3-year olds. On the track he glides on air. Definitely STAR POWER. I like to explore every facet of a horse when handicapping, and "Dosage Profiles" intrigues me. California Chrome's figures are on the speed side, but well within Classic guidelines and consistent with his performance in the Santa Anita Derby. Of the 20 Derby contenders, he is one of only seven with double digits in Classic. Recent Derby winners with figures not too different from California Chrome's include Super Saver, Smarty Jones, War Emblem and Fusaichi Pegasus, all of which had excellent speed but could be rated to get the distance. Again, other factors will play into crowning the winner but I really believe that if California Chrome gets a clean break, settles in, saves some ground has a little luck on his side. He’ll get the classic distance. Could I be wrong? Of course, but this is horse racing and anything can happen ; )
I think that is an awesome story as well. That's very kind of the connections to contribute it's winning earnings and to get involve with the community in such a helpful way. "It takes a Village" to make an impact and make a difference in people's lives. What a great thing to be a part of! You also can't disagree though that it would be such a great story as well if 59 years later, Art Sherman goes back to Louisville with California Chrome and brings home a winner. We all love stories like that. I'm also a fan of Wicked Strong and so far I have him as one of my contenders. Thank you for sharing this wonderful information on Wicked Strong who turned 3 TODAY, and his wonderful connections!
I appreciate the feedback, thank you very much! Happy Derby week to you!
Thanks so much! It's an interesting group, we'll all find out in less than a week who will rise to the top. Post position, weather, etc. will contribute. Lets hope he's got what it takes to rate, and sustain. What a grand story that would be for Art Sherman and Team!
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