California Chrome poised for World Cup glory (Reuters)

A groom leads California Chrome to the early morning workout at the Meydan racecourse in Dubai ahead of Saturday's $10 million Dubai World Cup March 24, 2015. REUTERS/Martin Dokoupil

By Martin Dokoupil DUBAI (Reuters) - California Chrome’s owners believe they have a perfect draw in the outside nine gate to land the 20th running of the $10 million Dubai World Cup, the world's richest race on Saturday. Nine is a perfect position for our horse,” trainer Art Sherman said of the favorite, the 2014 American Horse of the Year after landing Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes victories. Tomorrow we’ll gallop and take him to the paddock,” Alan Sherman, assistant to his father, told Reuters after Chrome’s light track work on Thursday.  “He has not missed an oat, he’s eaten fantastic so we just hope we’ll get a good trip and put on a good show,” he said. After the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, California Chrome finished fourth in the Belmont Stakes, failing in his bid to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.


Horse racing-California Chrome poised for World Cup glory (Reuters)

By Martin Dokoupil DUBAI, March 27 (Reuters) - California Chrome's owners believe they have a perfect draw in the outside nine gate to land the 20th running of the $10 million Dubai World Cup, the world's richest race on Saturday. Nine is a perfect position for our horse," trainer Art Sherman said of the favourite, the 2014 American Horse of the Year after landing Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes victories. Tomorrow we'll gallop and take him to the paddock," Alan Sherman, assistant to his father, told Reuters after Chrome's light track work on Thursday. After the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, California Chrome finished fourth in the Belmont Stakes, failing in his bid to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.