Showing His Mettle: The Near Legacy of California Chrome

Local favorite California Chrome came up short in his bid to be the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years, but he had already paid fine dividends before the anti-climactic Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park in New York. Owners Perry Martin and Steve Coburn purchased the colt and mare for a mere $10,000; the horse’s […]

Showing His Mettle: The Near Legacy of California Chrome
June 24, 2014

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Local favorite California Chrome came up short in his bid to be the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years, but he had already paid fine dividends before the anti-climactic Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park in New York. Owners Perry Martin and Steve Coburn purchased the colt and mare for a mere $10,000; the horse’s post-retirement stud fees figure to dwarf the purchase price. The star race horse was riding a six-race winning streak with jockey Victor Espinoza in the saddle since winning the Santa Anita Derby in April. Chrome’s amiable temperament and fondness of a certain horse cookie added to his cult of personality.

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