Chrome is the Voice of the People
Winning two thirds of the triple crown was sufficient to the task for California Chrome to win the Secretariat Vox Populi award. This award is an embodiment of which horse displayed both excellence and the ability to elevate the sport of horse racing. He was touted as the steed of the people as he made his way to the Belmont. Alas he did not win but is etched in history as the most compelling story of 2014.
San Antonio in February
Now Bayern has been having a grand late season. He scorched the field at the Santa Anita laying waste to both Chrome and Shared Belief. The scene now moves to Texas where the $500k San Antonio Stakes pits all three of them against each other once again. In a publicized workout, Bayern posted a 47.8 second four furlong workout. Now to be outdone, Chrome showed an excellent time in a five furlong workout at 1:00:60. The horse even looked more relaxed than usual when this all took place at Los Alamitos.
Six wins in nine starts with over four million in earnings is more than almost all expected from Chrome. Alas his owner wants to push the horse to even bigger heights. Whenever he loses, he takes affront and looks for high profile races to extract revenge. Bayern will have his hands full in Texas. Apexhorsebetting will monitor the pulse of this race and report in mid Jan on the form of these two and the field in general. Have a wonderful new year from Apex Horse Betting.