04/10/2015 12:46PM

California Chrome gets back to work in England

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Andrew Watkins/Dubai Racing Club
California Chrome has started training for a scheduled start in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury.

ARCADIA, Calif. – California Chrome was back to exercising in England on Friday, nearly two weeks after a second-place finish in the $10 million Dubai World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

Trainer Art Sherman said on Friday that he had been in contact with trainer Rae Guest, who is housing the 2014 Horse of the Year at his stable in Newmarket, England, in advance of scheduled starts in the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on May 16 and the Group 1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 17.

California Chrome exercised at Guest’s training facility and is expected to train at the larger facilities in Newmarket beginning next week, Sherman said.

“We’ll find out a bit more about how he recovers after he goes back” to training, Sherman said.

Sherman said that majority owner Perry Martin was in Newmarket this weekend to watch California Chrome train. Martin owns California Chrome with Steve Coburn. They bred the 4-year-old, who won Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes last year.