Chrome Pleases Connections Ahead Of Royal Ascot Run

by Paulick Report Staff
Horse of the Year California Chrome worked out under jockey William Buick Thursday morning at Newmarket ahead of his upcoming tilt in the Group 1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes June 17 at Royal Ascot.

According to a report in the Racing Post, Chrome worked out as his U.S. connections looked on. Trainer Art Sherman and co-owner Steve Coburn arrived in England earlier this week.

California Chrome will likely be a big price in the 10-furlong contest, with many bookmakers listing the colt at 10-1 odds. A field of 10 or 11 is expected for the Prince of Wales’s, with such top challengers such as The Grey Gatsby, Free Eagle, and Western Hymn expected to run.

Co-owner Coburn is looking forward to the Prince of Wales’s and racing at Royal Ascot, which he hopes includes meeting the Queen.

“I understand the Queen’s a Chromie and I’m looking forward to meeting her, although I’ll have to get a top hat instead of this Stetson,” Coburn told the Post. “I’ve also been told I have to wear shoes and I haven’t done that since I got out of the US army in 1979.”