06/04/2014 8:44AM

Fans can get special 'Chrome' picture


Racing fans at Belmont Park looking for a keepsake of California Chrome’s bid for a Triple Crown can visit a special green-screen photo booth on the first-floor grandstand, near the winner’s circle, Saturday to promote the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Fans can support the retirement, retraining, and adoption of former racehorses across North America with a $10 contribution and have their picture superimposed onto a racing photograph of California Chrome.

Tagged images can be immediately uploaded to social-media accounts such as Facebook, and fans will receive a souvenir 4-inch-by-6-inch photograph. The booth is sponsored by Daily Racing Form, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Thoroughbred aftercare.

"Sherman Racing is proud to do all we can for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. It is important what they do, so bringing attention to that is important to us," said Alan Sherman, assistant trainer of California Chrome.

"Every now and then, the stars align and afford superior opportunities to promote our sport, celebrate an incredible racehorse, engage a broad spectrum of fans, and partner with the finest racing operation, all while providing important support for our retired racing stars," said John Hartig, DRF chairman and chief executive.