01/31/2016 11:35AM

California Chrome works half-mile in Dubai

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Barbara D. Livingston
California Chrome, winner of the San Pasqual in his first start this year, worked four furlongs in 48 seconds Sunday at Meydan.

California Chrome, the 2014 Horse of the Year, worked a half-mile in 48 seconds at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai on Sunday, his first workout since arriving in the country on Jan. 22 for a two-race campaign in coming months.

Ridden by regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney, California Chrome galloped out six furlongs in 1:13, according to Alan Sherman, assistant trainer to his father, Art Sherman. Alan Sherman has been in Dubai since California Chrome’s arrival on Jan. 22.

California Chrome is scheduled to start in a $150,000 handicap at Meydan on Feb. 25, a prep for the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 26. Last year, California Chrome finished second to Prince Bishop in the Dubai World Cup in his what would be his final start of 2015. In his lone start this year, California Chrome won the Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita on Jan. 9.

Art Sherman spoke with Alan Sherman early on Sunday morning about California Chrome’s condition.

“He said he’s a beast and really training good,” Art Sherman said.

Art Sherman said he plans to travel to Dubai for both races.

Owned by Perry Martin and Taylor Made Farms, California Chrome, a 5-year-old California-bred, has won 10 of 19 starts and earned $6,442,650.

 

pacmanfive More than 1 year ago
CHROME, don't retire. We would like to nominate you for GOP instead. Even have the pizza man join you in the Presidential campaign. And see you can race on the track with the Pizza Man and others too.! California Chrome, take care, and see you Easter.
Beverly Bonneau More than 1 year ago
Happy Birthday Art AND Chrome. It's funny how they share the same birthday. Chrome IS an amazing horse. SO confident and sassy. Win or lose. It's a thrill to watch his antics. LOL I just adore Chrome and wish him a successful fantabulous year before he retires. I just hope it goes smoothly FOR HIM with no freakin drama. He's the best thing we've had in a long time. GO CHROME! BRING IT ON HOME CHROME!
Bruce Epstein More than 1 year ago
How quick we all are to excuse owners comments after Belmont Stakes loss. He never even said congratz to winner! Classless cowboy.
Melann Johnston More than 1 year ago
Oh yes he did!! He also apologized on national TV. The Coburn's are the nicest people ever!! You are the one that's classless!! SMH
Beverly Bonneau More than 1 year ago
Well said Melann. Bruce is just one of those complainers. whaaa whaaaa whaaaa. LOL
Richard More than 1 year ago
GOOD FOR HIM TO WORK FAST, HE WILL MAKE AMENDS FOR HIS LAST TIME THERE. I WISH HIM And ART ALL THE BEST TO THE WINNERS CIRCLE. AMERICA NEEDS HIM TO WIN .