By Blood-Horse Staff
Steve Coburn and Perry Martin’s California Chrome, the 2014 Horse of the Year, arrived at Arlington International Racecourse July 7 to prepare for the Aug. 15 Arlington Million (gr. IT).
California Chrome, a California homebred 4-year-old colt by Lucky Pulpit out of the Not For Love mare Love the Chase, finished second in this year’s Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) behind Prince Bishop in his most recent start in late March. He was sent to Great Britain to compete in the June 17 Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot but didn’t compete because of a bruised foot.
He remained in England before his flight to the United States.
California Chrome, who won the first two legs of the Triple Crown before a fourth-place finish in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) for trainer Art Sherman, has raced only once on the turf, but with success. He won the Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) versus fellow 3-year-olds last fall at Del Mar.