Los Alamitos, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – The countdown can now begin for the
2015 return to the races of reigning Horse of the Year California Chrome.
The 4-year-old chestnut colt, trained by Art Sherman and ridden by Victor
Espinoza, had his final workout Sunday for Saturday’s San Antonio Stakes.
The champion went five furlongs at Los Alamitos in 1:01.60.
Owned by Steve Coburn and Perry Martin, California Chrome is expected to face
Shared Belief for a second time in the 1 1/8-mile San Antonio at Santa Anita.
The two raced against each other in last November’s Breeders’ Cup Classic won
by Bayern. California Chrome finished third with Shared Belief, the 2013
champion 2-year-old, fourth. Bayern will miss Saturday’s race with an injury.
California Chrome posted six wins from nine starts in 2014 and earned more
than $4 million for the year.