California Chrome to fly home after winning $10 million Dubai Cup

“California Chrome had a quiet Sunday at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates a day after his dramatic win in the $10 million Dubai World Cup,” the Daily Racing Form is reporting.

“Alan Sherman, assistant trainer to his father, trainer Art Sherman, said in an email that California Chrome ‘came out of his race great.’

“California Chrome won the Dubai World Cup at 1 1/4 miles on dirt by 3 3/4 lengths in a stellar field. He won even though his saddle slipped, creating an awkward situation for jockey Victor Espinoza and causing concern for his backers in the stretch. The saddle was visibly farther down California Chrome’s back when he reached the wire than it was at the start.

“The win was worth $6 million for owners Perry Martin and Taylor Made Farms, who race as California Chrome LLC. The 2014 Horse of the Year, California Chrome has won 12 of 21 starts and earned $12,532,650, a record for a North American-based thoroughbred.

“Sherman said that California Chrome walked on Sunday and will do so on a daily basis until he is flown to Chicago on Thursday. California Chrome will undergo quarantine in Chicago before being shipped to Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky for a rest of three to four weeks, Sherman said.

“At the end of April, California Chrome will be flown to California and will rejoin the Sherman stable at Los Alamitos. The 5-year-old is not expected to resume racing until late summer, possibly in the Pacific Classic on Aug. 20 at Del Mar.

“The main goal in the second half of 2016 is the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 5. On Sunday morning, California Chrome was as low as 4-1 with some British bookmakers to win the BC Classic.”

The rest of the article is here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

2 thoughts on “California Chrome to fly home after winning $10 million Dubai Cup”

  1. Why would you glorify horse racing? Like dog racing, cock fighting, and rodeo roping it is a relic from an era of animal cruelty that would hopefully be in the rear view mirror of progressive thinking people.

    1. “Jon Smith,”
      It’s not “glorifying” horse racing to report what the Daily Racing Form, New York Times and Sacramento Bee and countless others have reported. I believe horse racing has more oversight than cock fighting and other “blood” sports, but I appreciate your perspective.

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