05/08/2014 4:41PM

California Chrome


Daily Racing Form coverage of California Chrome

The following is a compilation of key moments in California Chrome’s career.

From a 4 1/2-furlong maiden race on April 26, 2013, at Hollywood Park (in which he finished second by a length) to his victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, Daily Racing Form has been with California Chrome every step of the way. Take a stroll through DRF’s archives to relive the journey from a beaten maiden to Triple Crown contender.

California Chrome profile


For California Chrome, 2016 begins with high hopes (Jan. 4)

California Chrome won't have to face Dortmund, Imperative (Jan. 3)

California Chrome goes fast six furlongs in final work before San Pasqual (Jan. 2)

California Chrome continues San Pasqual preparations (Jan. 1)


California Chrome to work before first race Saturday (Dec. 30)

California Chrome works seven furlongs with Espinoza aboard (Dec. 27)

California Chrome gets serious in work (Dec. 19)

Exercise rider Gladney helps guide california Chrome back to competition (Dec. 12)

California Chrome sharp in Saturday morning workout (Dec. 5)

California Chrome might start twice in Dubai in 2016 (Nov. 28)

California Chrome works half-mile toward comeback (Nov. 21)

California Chrome breezes easy three furlongs (Nov. 14)

California Chrome stretches legs at Los Alamitos (Nov. 7)

California Chrome might breeze this weekend (Nov. 4)

California Chrome settling in at Los Alamitos (Oct. 23)

California Chrome returns to Los Alamitos base (Oct. 14)

San Pasqual tenative target for California Chrome (Oct. 2)

California Chrome likely to resume training in October (Aug. 7)

California Chrome will race again at 5 (July 19)

Taylor Made buys share of California Chrome (July 15)

California Chrome out for year with injury (July 12)

California Chrome settles into quarantine (July 8)

California Chrome arrives at Arlington to prep for Million (July 7)

California Chrome coming home (July 1)

California Chrome jogging in England, eyes Arlington Million (June 24)

Million next for recuperating Chrome (June 19)

California Chrome withdrawn from Prince of Wales's Stakes (June 16)

California Chrome probably out of Prince of Wales's Stakes (June 15)

California Chrome unlikely to make Royal Ascot state (June 15)

California Chrome has final work for Prince of Wales's Stakes (June 11)

California Chrome's sister might run on Saturday (June 9)

Buick will ride California Chrome at Royal Ascot (June 7)

California Chrome works for Prince of Wales's Stakes (June 4)

California Chrome continues to take Sherman to unchartered territory (June 4)

Test ride may convince Dettori to ride California Chrome at Ascot (May 29)

Jockey Victor Espinoza: Profile, career highlights (May 20)

California Chrome's sister's debut delayed (May 14)


California Chrome ready after final jog (June 7)

California Chrome schools, gallops (June 6)

Fairy tale finish or another let down? (June 5)

Belmont workouts: California Chrome peaking (June 5)

California Chrome arrives at moment of truth or dare (June 5)

Can California Chrome pace himself (June 4)

Jerardi: History is irrelevant in Triple Crown bid (June 4)

California Chrome drives Post 2 (June 4)

Alan Sherman enjoying the ride (June 3)

Workouts: California Chrome does his thing(June 3)

Hovdey: Delgado on his high horse (June 3)

Chrome Report: Horse has gained weight (June 3)

After high mileage, Chrome still gleams (June 2)

California Chrome sponsored by Skechers (June 2)

Beyer: Chrome's stud value has ceiling (June 2)

Chrome shines in final work (May 31)

Chrome sharp in workout (May 31)

Hovdey: A fraction away from joining the 1 percenters (May 30)

Chrome camp radiating good feelings (May 29)

California Chrome gallops two miles in familiar routine (May 28)

California Chrome measures up with recent heroes (May 27)

California Chrome handles wet track (May 24)

California Chrome keeps a cool head (May 23)

California Chrome arrives for Belmont (May 20)

California Chrome on the track at Belmont Park. [photo by Barbara D. Livingston]

California Chrome to face few strangers in Belmont (May 19)

California Chrome tired but healthy after Preakness (May 18)

California Chrome prevails in Preakness (May 17)

Chrome Report: Sloppy trip to the track (May 16)

California Chrome treated for throat blister (May 16)

Delgado not bitter over what might have been (May 15)

Jay Hovdey: California Chrome has close family circle (May 15)

California Chrome draws post 3 (May 14)

Derby winning trainer is a nice Jewish boy (May 14)

Chrome Report: Sherman supervises gallop (May 14)

To work or not work, that is the question (May 13)

Chrome Report: Ready to ship after final Kentucky gallop (May 12)

Special shoes keep California Chrome's feet comfy (May 11)

Watchmaker: California Chrome's Derby beyer (May 11)

Chrome Report: Easy going before shipping (May 11)

Chrome Report: Splashing through the slop (May 10)

Chrome Report: Slow gallop, flight confirmed for Monday (May 9)

Chrome Report: Derby winner gallops 1 1/2 miles (May 8)

Hovdey: Tagg, Servis have Triple Crown road map (May 8)

Chrome Report: California Chrome jogs at Churchill (May 7)

Hovdey: There's no such thing as a sure thing (May 7)

Kentucky Derby win still sinking in for trainer Sherman (May 4)

Kentucky Derby: California Chrome’s win validates owners’ confidence (May 3)

Kentucky Derby: Win for California Chrome casts pedigree in new light (May 3)

Kentucky Derby: California Chrome makes it look easy (May 3)

California Chrome gets a bath on the Churchill Downs backstretch during Derby Week. [photo by Barbara D. Livingston]

Hovdey: California Chrome carrying state's hopes and dreams (May 1)

Kentucky Derby: Little guys have big shot with California Chrome (May 1)

Hovdey: Meet the man who polishes the Chrome (April 29)

Sherman's Derby role far more prominent than in 1955 (April 29)

California Chrome arrives at Churchill (April 28)

California Chrome works a half-mile in 48.20 seconds at Los Alamitos [photo by Scott Martinez]

Derby: California Chrome looks strong in final West Coast work (April 26)

From donkeys to the Derby: Espinoza wears reminder of his humble start (April 24)

California Chrome gets schooled at Los Alamitos (April 24)

Jay Hovdey: Long Kentucky Derby drought for Californians (April 16)

California Chrome back training after Santa Anita Derby romp (April 9)

Jay Hovdey: The butterfly effect on California Chrome (April 9)

Santa Anita: California Chrome - from maiden-race loser to Kentucky Derby favorite (April 8)

California Chrome wins the Santa Anita Derby by 5 1/4 lengths. [photo by Shigeki Kikkawa]

Santa Anita Derby: California Chrome dominates (April 5)

Santa Anita Derby: California Chrome tops big-name field (April 3)

Jay Hovdey: Art Sherman a rookie who has seen it all before (April 2)

Santa Anita: Sherman decides to run California Chrome in Santa Anita Derby (March 19)

Dick Jerardi: Taking a shine to California Chrome (March 12)

Kentucky Derby: California Chrome, Ring Weekend emerge as strong contenders (March 12)

Santa Anita: California Chrome breaks sharp and never looks back in San Felipe (March 8)

Jay Hovdey: California Chrome - Just call him the Los Alamitos flash (March 5)

Santa Anita: California Chrome sharp in San Felipe drill (Feb. 22)

Santa Anita: Espinoza tests out Los Alamitos with San Felipe prospect California Chrome (Feb. 8)

Jay Hovdey: Sherman polishing California Chrome with Derby in mind (Jan. 29)

Santa Anita: California Chrome targets San Felipe Stakes (Jan. 26)

Santa Anita: California Chrome enters Kentucky Derby picture with big Cal Cup Derby win (Jan. 25)

Santa Anita: California Chrome gets distance test in Cal Cup Derby (Jan. 23)

California Chrome wins the King Glorious Stakes, the last stakes in Hollywood Park's history. [photo by Barbara D. Livingston]

Hollywood Park: California Chrome dominates King Glorious Stakes (Dec. 22)

Del Mar Futurity next for California Chrome (Aug. 29)

Del Mar: California Chrome earns shot at Del Mar Futurity (Aug. 1)

California Chrome adds blinkers and wins the Graduation Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths at Del Mar on July 31, 2013. [photo by Benoit & Associates]

Del Mar: California Chrome wins Graduation thanks to blinkers, Delgado (July 31)

Hollywood Park: California Chrome eyes Hollywood Juvenile Championship (May 19)

California Chrome, with Alberto Delgado riding, wins his maiden on May 17, 2013, at Hollywood Park. [photo by Benoit & Associates]

Sherman enjoying productive year (April 23, 2013)


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Tim Wells More than 1 year ago
please tell me what your Uncle Jason has to do with California Chrome . I would love to know his story with this horse.
Honnimae More than 1 year ago
The drf + makes no sense Weekend Warriors and features like that we're free, the Clockers report was only important twice a year . Whelsh's opinion is important he was dead on with Orb. Last year. I didn't listen any thing the said about CC. The owners didn't want to spent the monies ship early. If they are charging 500 dollars for Handicapp parking at Churchill imagine what it cost to use the track for training, Mike Repole complained about the prices in the Maison . I was thinking about opening up a DRF AWD account.
Art Brown More than 1 year ago
The public had an opportunity to put the DRF out of business years ago when the Racing Times was publishing. They DRF bought them out because they had a superior product.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well, I must be among the paying "suckers" to subscribe monthly. But you know what? I don't buy a printed DRF form. I have previously done so and paid $6 for the printed version on a given day, covering only certain tracks. I can't find the printed forms anymore - unless I go to a racetrack. Not possible. I usually bet from home. We now live in an electronic, internet era. Why should I expect Internet information to be free when other forms of information - newspapers, magazines, daily racing forms - have always cost something? I don't like the pay wall but it is what it is: DRF trying to survive in a competitive, free-market environment. You want the information, by golly, you have to pay for it. What else is new?
Old timer More than 1 year ago
is this post from Hovdey or Andy Beyer? Just kidding, but you do have a point. The world has changed considerably since I used to buy the DRF for 75 cents. Most of the time I buy just one track's PP's as that is all I am interested in and it usually is when I go to the track to see the races live. Not a bad deal at $2.50 or whatever it is. The print edition was $7.50 the last time I bought one.
gus stewart More than 1 year ago
Have to also agree with the drf still wanting to charge for articles and pps. Thankful for many years of being racings most information on the sport, but things change. Just like marketing this sport needs to change, so does the drf. Suggestion and maybe all tracks will take as an example of working together for the common goal; of moving horseracing ahead. Why not team up with brisnet the paulick group bloodhorse and maybe one other info on racing. Then you could charge what you are charging today and racing fans would have all the most important info on one site. You would sell more online and in paperback and it would put everyone to have the same goal of working together!!!
Hail No More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, I agree with Anon. DRF is a joke. There is really no info to be gleaned from the "plus" articles, unless you think 5-1 is a longshot HaHa. some of the best stuff was "free" (like MANY other sites) JHov and others tweeted pix after CC's SA Derby at Los Al. That's all I needed, the horse didn't turn a hair and looked like he still wanted to go out and "play" DRF, I've spent 10's of thousands on your paper for a LOOOoong time. How about taking care of the customers and the people who pay your salaries, amongst other things...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Correct, you've been there all along DRF. Unfortunately, as much as I'd like to read all the articles & how everyone has felt about this brilliant horse leading up to his Derby win, I can't. Why? YOU'RE CHARGING ME TO READ THEM!! Time to find my information on this wonderful sport somewhere else. Somebody made a bad decision @ DRF... start losing racing fans. Too bad.
Old timer More than 1 year ago
just go to bloodhorse.com
Lawrence MacSelwiney More than 1 year ago
Buy the form online and its free.