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California Chrome’s Dubai Win Top ’16 Moment

By Bloodhorse.com The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Jan. 20 that California Chrome’s win in the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) has been named the 2016 NTRA Moment of the Year based on the results of a record 2,817 votes cast via Twitter and an online poll. California Chrome’s connections—owners California […]

Metaboss Enters Stud at Harris Farms

By Ron Mitchell Grade 3 winner Metaboss has been retired and will enter stud this year at Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif., for a fee of $2,000 stands and nurses. A versatile 5-year-old son of Street Boss, Metaboss won the El Camino Real Derby (G3) as a 3-year-old and was a fast-closing second in the […]

California Chrome Focused in Penultimate Move

By Alicia Wincze-Hughes Alan Sherman still has a job to do. Most important, so too does the champion chestnut Sherman and his father have had in their care for over four seasons now. So as much as Sherman gets asked about the emotions of the moment, how his barn will cope once they officially have […]

California Chrome Eclipse Finalist

By DRF.com (edited) ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2017) — Arrogate and California Chrome battled it out in the Breeders’ Cup Classic and are the leading contenders for Horse of the Year after they were named as two of the three finalists for the year’s top honor – along with the 3-year-old filly Songbird – when […]

California Chrome Logs Final Los Alamitos Workout

By Jeremy Balan California Chrome stepped on the track at Los Alamitos Race Course for the last time Jan. 4. You wouldn’t know it from the way he behaved, because the 6-year-old chestnut went through the motions like he has so many mornings before. Under regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney, California Chrome stood motionless at […]

Red Hot Bad Ju Ju Takes $75,000 Kalookan Queen S.

SantaAnita.com ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 30, 2016)–Last with three furlongs to run, California-bred Bad Ju Ju surged to the lead a sixteenth of a mile from home to take Friday’s $75,000 Kalookan Queen Stakes at Santa Anita by 2 ½ lengths under Norberto Arroyo, Jr. Trained by Peter Miller, the 4-year-old daughter of Desert Code got […]

Heatseeker Euthanized

Harris Farms’ multiple graded stakes-winning stallion Heatseeker was euthanized Dec. 27 at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of California-Davis after he was discovered in his paddock with a broken left femur. The 13-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway  began his stud career in 2009 at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Central Kentucky before relocating […]

California Chrome Works Easy for Pegasus WC

By Jeremy Balan Rain in the forecast forced a change in California Chrome  ‘s training schedule in preparation for the Jan. 28 Pegasus World Cup (gr. I), but it didn’t alter the standard mood on the deck at Schwanie’s At The Gap Dec. 29. Per usual, trainer Art Sherman and assistant trainer Alan Sherman greeted […]

Bettys Bambino Victorious in Comeback

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2016) — Multiple stakes winner Bettys Bambino returned spectacularly from a 22-month layoff by winning Monday’s $100,000 Grade III San Simeon Stakes at Santa Anita, his fifth consecutive victory. Bettys Bambino is by Unusual Heat, out of the High Brite mare Brite Betty, was bred by owners Alesia, Ciaglia and Mellen […]

California Chrome Pushes Lucky Pulpit to Top of California Sire Ranks

By Nicole Russo Lucky Pulpit’s reign atop the California sire ranks was cemented less than a quarter of the way through 2016, as California Chrome stormed down the stretch to dominate the $10 million Dubai World Cup. The victory in what was then the world’s richest race helped California Chrome become North America’s all-time leading […]