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'Chrome' Becomes Poster Boy for CA Breeders

'Chrome' Becomes Poster Boy for CA Breeders | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
California breeders and the state's entire racing industry could not find a better horse to carry the brand. Or a better name to increase their visibility.
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May Photos: Zenyatta and Filly

May Photos: Zenyatta and Filly | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Happy Wednesday! Here's a fresh set of photos from Alys and Lane's End Farm. Enjoy! -Team Z
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Secretariat's Penny Chenery is firmly in California Chrome's Triple Crown corner

Secretariat's Penny Chenery is firmly in California Chrome's Triple Crown corner | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Secretariat's Penny Chenery is firmly in California Chrome's Triple Crown corner
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All for Want of a Nasal Strip: California Chrome Brings Rule Change to New York Racing

All for Want of a Nasal Strip: California Chrome Brings Rule Change to New York Racing | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
All for want of a nasal strip…
You know it’s a slow news day when a racehorse story is broadcast twice every half hour on CNN, especially when the race is all over.
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California Chrome charging towards the Triple Crown

California Chrome charging towards the Triple Crown | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
California Chrome, bred for about $10,000 and trained by a 77-year-old journeyman without a major win to his name until this year, needs only to win the Belmont Stakes to seal the deal.
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'California Chrome' one step closer to Triple Crown

'California Chrome' one step closer to Triple Crown | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
The chestnut colt with the four white feet will attempt to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, something that hasn't been done since Affirmed in 1978.
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California Chrome runs for validation in the Preakness | SI.com

California Chrome runs for validation in the Preakness | SI.com | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it

"BALTIMORE -- The Triple Crown comes to the Preakness for validation and truth. The Kentucky Derby is the most important and most watched horse race in the United States (and perhaps in the world), but with its 20-horse field, unfamiliar and grueling 1¼-mile distance and intense atmosphere, it can produce inexplicable results. In the parlance of the game, the wrong horse can win the Derby. But the wrong horse seldom comes back two weeks later and wins the Preakness. Lightning strikes once...."

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Kentucky Derby Champion Blooms From a Desolate Landscape

Kentucky Derby Champion Blooms From a Desolate Landscape | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
California Chrome, the overwhelming favorite for the Preakness, was brought up by modest owners in a region long considered inferior to the lush fields of Kentucky.
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Aidan O'Brien: Australia is 'a Derby horse we have not had the like of before'

Aidan O'Brien: Australia is 'a Derby horse we have not had the like of before' | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
The Irish trainer also revealed his stable is only now starting to flourish after a coughing bout knocked his operation off course in the opening weeks of the Flat season.
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Photos: Pippa Middleton’s Guide to Royal Ascot Week

Photos: Pippa Middleton’s Guide to Royal Ascot Week | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Pippa Middleton shares her tip sheet for all the thrills of a 300-year-old tradition.
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California Chrome Wins Kentucky Derby Wearing Glue-On Shoes (that weren't glued on)!

California Chrome Wins Kentucky Derby Wearing Glue-On Shoes (that weren't glued on)! | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
California Chrome was the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby wearing glue-on shoes...that weren't glued on. Find out what horseshoer Judd Fisher did for the hooves of the 2014 Derby winner.
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Click here for this VERY INTERESTING must-read article by Fran Jurga

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Great story...all around

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California Chrome Bringing Attention Back to Mating Game

California Chrome Bringing Attention Back to Mating Game | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Imagine hearing that there is a hot baseball prospect on the horizon with fascinating family ties to Hall of Fame players. On his dad’s side, relatives include Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb...
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Imagine that!

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For a Winning Owner at the Derby, Belief in an Unseen Hand

For a Winning Owner at the Derby, Belief in an Unseen Hand | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Steve Coburn made brash proclamations about California Chrome, but all was forgiven when the horse rolled round Churchill Downs for the victory.
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Chasing California Chrome Back to Maryland Roots

Chasing California Chrome Back to Maryland Roots | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Photo of Heritage Farm Courtesy of Terry Conway
With a light mist falling California Chrome set foot on the main track at Pimlico Race Course for the first time. Surveying the new surroundings, the flashy chestnut colt let out a loud whinny to announce his presence before leisurely bouncing along the dirt track with exercise rider Willie Delgado aboard.
California Chrome’s life had come full circle.
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The Belmont stamina clues deep in California Chrome's pedigree | Thoroughbred Racing Commentary

The Belmont stamina clues deep in California Chrome's pedigree | Thoroughbred Racing Commentary | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Breeding experts believe California Chrome has little chance of being effective over the mile and a half of the Belmont Stakes when he bids to complete the Triple Crow Analysis of California Chrome's pedigree.
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Go Chrome!!

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Belmont's Distance Is Chrome's Biggest Hurdle

Belmont's Distance Is Chrome's Biggest Hurdle | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome's Triple Crown hopes are alive and well. After two decisive victories on horse racing's biggest stages, the colt simply looks unbeatable...
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California Chrome Can Wear Nasal Strip in the Belmont

California Chrome Can Wear Nasal Strip in the Belmont | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
New York state racing stewards agreed on Monday to discontinue their ban on the 4-by-6-inch breathing aid, clearing the way for Chrome to race with it in the Belmont Stakes.
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#Nasalgate is over!

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Will New York allow California Chrome to wear nasal strips?

Will New York allow California Chrome to wear nasal strips? | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
The connections of dual classic winner California Chrome will have to meet with the New York stewards to formally request they be able to equip the horse with nasal strips when he bids for the Triple Crown in the June 7 Belmont Stakes.
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California Chrome Wins Preakness for Second Jewel

California Chrome Wins Preakness for Second Jewel | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
The Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome added a victory in the Preakness Stakes, keeping alive his bid to become the 12th Triple Crown winner and the first since Affirmed in 1978.
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Here's What You Need to Know About the Preakness Stakes

Here's What You Need to Know About the Preakness Stakes | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
The second of the three Triple Crown races begins at 6:18pm ET on Saturday, and the Kentucky Derby winner is bookmakers' favorite to cross the finish line first. If California Chrome succeeds in Maryland it would put the thoroughbred one step closer to becoming the first Triple Crown winner since 1978
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California Chrome: From 300-1 Longshot to a Derby Winner - WSJ

California Chrome: From 300-1 Longshot to a Derby Winner - WSJ | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Predicteform’s Dan Zucker takes a look at California Chrome's journey from 300-to-1 Kentucky Derby longshot to Preakness favorite.
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California Chrome Makes Grand Entrance at Old Hilltop - Maryland's Own GQ

California Chrome Makes Grand Entrance at Old Hilltop - Maryland's Own GQ | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Horse Racing news: California Chrome Makes Grand Entrance at Old Hilltop .
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Preakness Stakes: Traditions, Invitations, and Party Ideas

Preakness Stakes: Traditions, Invitations, and Party Ideas | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
The Preakness Stakes is the 2nd race in the Triple Crown of Racing and is held the 3rd week of May at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland
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Time for Crab Cakes and Beaten Biscuits!

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What led Art Sherman to Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome?

What led Art Sherman to Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome? | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Some may turn to luck or expertise when betting at the race track, but trainer Art Sherman used a little of both on his journey to win the Kentucky Derby with an underdog California-bred horse. “We all know what the chances are of ending
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Meet California Chrome's Grandfather.

Meet California Chrome's Grandfather. | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it

"For The Love Of It"

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There's more to the great California Chrome story .... here!

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