California Chrome Fine Day After

From Santa Anita Publicity
CYPRESS, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2014) – Trainer Art Sherman said California Chrome “pulled up good” after finishing a close third in Saturday’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Sherman spoke from his Los Alamitos base Sunday after shipping the 3-year-old California-bred back from Santa Anita Saturday night.

“It was a great race for him, and a game race to get beat by a neck,” added Sherman of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Santa Anita Derby winner. “Maybe with a stronger race the one before (Pennsylvania Derby) he might have won, but I don’t know.”

Sherman said future plans for the California-bred colt had not yet been formulated.

“I’ll have to talk to the owners,” said Sherman of Steve Coburn and Perry Martin.

As for Eclipse Award honors for California Chrome and Horse of the Year, Sherman thought the controversial finish left the outcome unclear. “It’s up in the air now,” said the trainer.

Regardless of the outcome, the 77-year-old trainer could not imagine a more memorable year. “It’s been a great run,” he said. “He’s done everything we wanted…$4 million…It’s been a great year.”