Los Alamitos, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Horse of the Year finalist California
Chrome returned Saturday to Los Alamitos’ main track for another workout.
The 4-year-old chestnut colt worked six furlongs for a second straight week
and was timed in 1:11.60, a full second faster than last Saturday.
The 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner is trained by Art Sherman
for owners Steve Coburn and Perry Martin and is ridden by Victor Espinoza.
California Chrome is expected to make his initial 2015 start in the $500,000
San Antonio Stakes at Santa Anita on Feb. 7.
California Chrome concluded his 3-year-old season on Nov. 29 with a solid win
on the turf in the 1 1/8-mile Hollywood Derby at Del Mar.
California Chrome finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 1 just
a neck behind winner Bayern and runner-up Toast of New York.
Early last year he posted three straight wins at Santa Anita in the California
Cup Derby, San Felipe Stakes and Santa Anita Derby before taking the first two
legs of the Triple Crown.
He was fourth in the Belmont Stakes and sixth to Bayern in the $1 million
Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing on Sept. 20.
California Chrome has banked $4,222,650 from 16 career starts with nine wins.