New Winner for California Chrome at Churchill Downs

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Decade | Coady

4th-Churchill Downs, $69,074, Msw, 9-20, 2yo, f, 5 1/2f, 1:04.50, ft.
DECADE (f, 2, California Chrome–Emma Carly, by Unbridled’s Song) was pounded down to 1-5  after a close-up second in her career debut at Ellis Aug. 15. Firster Color of Dawn (Exxaggerator) jumped to the lead early and Decade was hustled into a stalking position through an initial quarter in :22.82. Asked for more by Ricardo Santana Jr. leaving the far turn, the heavy favorite collared Color of Dawn and was on equal terms with her rival turning for home. Despite running greenly while remaining on her wrong lead through the length of the stretch, Decade held on to a neck advantage over Color of Dawn at the wire. Decade is the fifth winner for her GI Kentucky Derby and GI Preakness S. winning sire, California Chrome (by Lucky Pulpit). The winner’s dam, Emma Carly, is a half-sister to GSW Royale Michele (Elusive Quality). The 17-year-old mare produced a filly by Nyquist last term and was bred to Bernardini this season. Sales history: $170,000 Ylg ’19 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $52,064. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-LNJ Foxwoods; B-Tom Evans, Tenlane Farm & Oratis (KY); T-Steven M. Asmussen.

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