01/20/2017 3:20PM

Texas Chrome honored by Texas Thoroughbred Association

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Texas Chrome, winning the Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park last year, is the Texas Thoroughbred Association's horse of the year for 2016.

Texas Chrome, the winner of last year’s Grade 3 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs and the Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park, will be honored as the Texas Thoroughbred Association’s horse of the year during a June 24 banquet, the organization announced. The event will be held at Lone Star Park near Dallas.

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Texas Chrome last raced in November, finishing ninth in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Santa Anita. Overall, he has won 8 of 14 starts and $842,462. Texas Chrome is a 4-year-old son of Grasshopper. J.R. Caldwell, who trains Texas Chrome, said the horse is scheduled to join his Oaklawn division Feb. 1.