04/08/2015 1:11PM

California Chrome to resume training this weekend

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Barbara D. Livingston
California Chrome is scheduled to resume training this weekend in Newmarket, England.

CYPRESS, Calif. – California Chrome, second in the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 28, is scheduled to resume training this weekend in Newmarket, England, in advance of a spring campaign in that country.

Alan Sherman, assistant to his father, trainer Art Sherman, said California Chrome will be in light training with trainer Rae Guest before starting more extensive exercise next week. The main racing goal is the Group 1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes at 1 1/4 miles on turf June 17 at Royal Ascot, with a possible start in the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes at a straightaway mile May 16 at Newbury Racecourse.

The winner of the Eclipse Award as the 2014 Horse of the Year, California Chrome will train at Guest’s facility this weekend before moving to the more expansive Newmarket training facilities next week, Alan Sherman said.

Sherman has been in contact with Guest and plans to travel to England in early May to watch California Chrome train. Sherman and Guest have been in contact via text messaging and e-mail in recent days.

Sherman said it is unclear whether California Chrome will run in the Lockinge or wait for Royal Ascot. The colt was sent to England at the insistence of majority owner Perry Martin, who bred California Chrome with co-owner Steve Coburn.

“We’ll have to see how it goes and how he trains up to it,” Sherman said of the Lockinge Stakes. “Perry will have the last say. I think we might wait for Royal Ascot.”

Jennifer Fukala More than 1 year ago
I hope they do run him in the Lockinge. The straight mile seems like a good confidence boosting move, eliminating the clockwise turn factor for his first British start.
Tim More than 1 year ago
Point him towards the Arc!
Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
Horses are a lot tougher than people who don't know better give them credit for. I understand that its not going to be easy for CHROME to beat the euros at their game on their turf but all the hysteria about how detrimental the experience is to the horse is just bull. Being trained outside a racecourse in a lush green farm going up and down rolling green hills in the company of other horses in the morning without medication will be good for the horse. these owners should be applauded for giving this horse the opportunity to compete around the world .also how many times have read articles by the american breeding specialists about how his pedigree is weak.(i disagree) but i can understand why the owners would want to get him on the international breeders radar screen.if he runs well in europe that will certainly help his stud career.look at ILL HAVE ANOTHER he won the derby and the preakness and would have surely won the belmont and yet only japanese breeders took interest .he couldnt get a decent offer from U.S breeders.
Michele Leach More than 1 year ago
Agree.
Wiz Green More than 1 year ago
I actually watched CC live in Dubai and was absolutely thrilled to see him live in the flesh. He was only beaten because he chased an excessive pace, which suited Prince Bishop. The whole racecourse was rooting for CC and when he runs at Royal Ascot, the crowd will be doing the same. Racehorses like this transcend nationality. Ask the Aussies about how Black Caviar - a legend - was treated here. There's no need to worry.
kpaxcmdr . More than 1 year ago
I see horses running in Australia biggest races within 3 days,all G1,and nobody is complaining,so what is all the fuss about running C.C. (or any other horse) twice in a month?
Gary Camejo More than 1 year ago
Now now now this is disturbing if Ms Mackenzie said is correct, very very disturbing. Sigh
Lisa Murphy More than 1 year ago
what did ms.Mackenzie say?
Dmarie Mayers More than 1 year ago
California Chrome needs to come home! Bring Chrome Home, Please!
Slew32A More than 1 year ago
He told me he likes it there. Thinks the accents are funny yet sophisticated.
Lisa Murphy More than 1 year ago
I agree! They need to do the right thing for chrome! I cant believe Perry is doing this! He has totally betrayed all his fans that love this horse here in U.S not to mention his whole team that have been w/chrome the past 2years I cant imagine how devasted they are!!
Beverly Bonneau More than 1 year ago
UMMM.......he IS a race horse. VERY soon he will retire. AND go to the breeding barn, where he can finally REST and have some fun. SO he won't be reported on every second of the day like now. They do tend to disappear once in the breeding barn because OBVIOUSLY they are not going to tell US FANS how many times a day he did it, and with what horse etc etc. SO, I say let Chrome have some fun over there before he comes back to America where it's been a zoo for him. He's always on display in the USA to FAIL. I'm kinda sick of USA to tell you the truth even though I do live on the East coast. A bunch of opinionated loud mouths. NO class or etiquette when it comes to posting to professional people. Bossing them around even. OMG...the balls it takes to do that. WELL, I'm a Chromie AND a horse owner AND own two OTTB's, and I say let the horse finish what he started there with no whining. Please, no more crying "SEND HIM HOME" when you know he will be home after this race. AND you already know where he is Now IS THE BEST place to train for these turf races. So what the hell do you want? Him to come home and do nothing??. Do you REALLY think that's NOT annoying when you don't even own him or support him OR have to do the business end of having a race horse to constantly listen to this demand of BRING HIM HOME?. How about focusing on sending Chrome some good vibes. He's not getting any from people who whine all the time. AND all I'm reading is whines whines, demands, BS like that. NOT one ounce of support for Chrome. Do you think you DO have clout and can actually make a professional person bring his horse home to sit in a stall??? duh ?? This is a VERY good thing and he was invited by the QUEEN for Gods sake. Wise up people. CHROME WILL BE HOME AFTER......to do what?who knows. Just go with the flow people. HE WILL BE HOME WHEN HE IS DONE DOING HIS THING IN UK which you have been told over and over again. . If you had part ownership and paid a few thousand a WEEK for his support......I can see demanding your words to be heard. BUT he is a race horse, doing what HE loves to do. He will do what HE wants to do.Before he retires soon. AND he's liking it in England. NOT sit home in a stall where it's SAFE , what you want him to do. geezuz.Get used to him being gone peeps. He's EARNED his retirement to the breeding barn. ;) It's all part of owning a race horse. And setting up his future AND letting him produce some more foals for the track. YAY Sorry about the "bitchin from me" but I could not stand hearing all these same ol same ol whines, when you already know he has a schedule AND is doing good where he is AND he will be home. FOCUS on sending Chrome support. Not whiney vibes. he needs GOOD vibes from you people and so do WE. We are standing by him and seeing him thru. To the end of his career. They let us be involved and we're grateful. How it came to all this demanding, I have NO idea. Chromies don't whine and boss the Team around. Sorry. We NEVER did for over a year now. Get your crap together if you love Chrome like we do and lay off the team and support Chrome.
P Davis More than 1 year ago
stop your drama. Chrome's career doesn't revolve around the US fans, he has fans worldwide and they are now being treated to seeing him run in person. Chrome's team elected not to go with him, they can go over anytime. Perry has given CC fresh air instead of smog, soft grass to run on instead of hard dirt, spring shoots to nibble on and being able to run without being stabbed and drugged up with a Lasix and Bute needle. CC is surrounded by nature and beautiful fillies...
mike More than 1 year ago
Why don't you stop your drama? FYI Chrome is a tired horse.
Randy Baker More than 1 year ago
Oh,I see.Perry is sending Chrome on a spa retreat.Now,it all makes sense.
Capo Capo More than 1 year ago
Well said. Drama queens and kings on here are going to rage...
Tony Volu More than 1 year ago
will somebody wake up the owner and tell him he is not a genius he just got lucky
Slew32A More than 1 year ago
Art Sherman didn't?
mike More than 1 year ago
Have you EVER got lucky like that?
TEDK215 More than 1 year ago
if CC glides across the grass the way he did in his only grass win, WATCH OUT! I think he looked fantastic that day! God Bless CC wherever they choose to run him. I personally would have loved to see him in the Arlington million.
Beverly Bonneau More than 1 year ago
wow, so nice to hear a positive comment about Chrome. I agree......He loves the grass. Had no problem when training at Delmar on turf. Race day......he was awesome.haha So I have a lot of confidence about this UK race. AND him training there is perfect. He'd learn nothing at home on a round track on dirt. Know what I mean? The UK turf races are very much like sprints. They train their horses on LONG gallops/trails. More endurance training. Which I think CC will do fine with and LOVE. Well, thanks Ted.....so nice to talk to somebody about and supporting CHROME.
Capo Capo More than 1 year ago
He'll be at the Million. That isn't until August.
Judith Van Doren More than 1 year ago
Glad to hear California chrome adjusting well,and will start light training. This was previously presented in earlier post the plan, if all went well. Obviously, the England trainers are taking it one day at a time, and letting horse tell them when he is ready. The English trainers, I am sure, have been in contact with owners and Sherman; there are telephones between England and USA. Georgianna needs to learn more about how communications work, and that her opine needs to remain behind until more is learned.
Slew32A More than 1 year ago
Haven't you been reading? They're sinister people, hellbent on destroying CC. Its a cookbook!!!!!!!!!
Slew32A More than 1 year ago
I'm joking of course making fun of the doomsayers here....and the last line came from a Twilight Zone episode.
Thomas Georgetown More than 1 year ago
Don't joke, would not be the first race horse to become dog food.
Thomas Georgetown More than 1 year ago
The horse is letting them know when he is ready for light training? Was he hurt that it is taking so long to be ready for light training?