California Chrome

California Chrome Recovering from Enteritis

Two-time US Horse of the Year California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit) is recovering well from a bout with enteritis since his arrival at Arrow Stud Jan. 29, the JS Company--who manages the stallion business at Arrow Stud--reported across social media early Thursday (Japanese time). He was not part of the Arrow Stud stallion parade in recent days, prompting concern, but he will be paraded in March. The tweet read: "Dear all of fans, CC has a minor enteritis after arriving at Arrow Stud and recovering now. Fortunately, he eats very well and his...

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Body and Soul: Culture Clashes

It seems that whenever your correspondent comes up with a writer's block or a dearth of exciting news to dwell upon, his hand reaches out to the trusty bookshelf and invariably falls upon the spine of either one of Dr. Franco Varola's game-changing tomes, "Typology of the Racehorse," or the sequel, "The Functional Development of the Thoroughbred." While most readers of these books might (somewhat rightfully) claim that they laid the foundation for the massive rush to accept the concept of Dosage in the study of pedigrees, we have always...

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Duncan Taylor Talks All Things Chrome on the TDN Podcast

The most high-profile stallion to retire to stud this year was North America's leading money-winner, California Chrome, the two-time Horse of the Year. As the breeding season gets underway at his new home, Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Kentucky, they are hopeful he will prove to be as great a sire as he was a racehorse. Taylor Made's president, Duncan Taylor, fills us in on all things Chrome and all the latest news from the family-run operation on this week’s Thoroughbred Daily News podcast. Click here to listen.

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California Chrome to Race in 2016

Dual Classic winner and 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit) will race in 2016, trainer Art Sherman said on Roger Stein’s radio show Sunday. The chestnut was originally scheduled to run in the GI Arlington Million Aug. 15, but was taken out of contention after sustaining a bruised cannon bone. Last week, Taylor Made purchased a minority interest in California Chrome and he’s currently on their farm in Kentucky. "He’s going to run next year as a 5-year-old and I’ll train him and he’s coming back to...

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Chrome Sustains Cannon Bruise

Horse of the Year and dual Classic winner California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit) will likely be out for the remainer of the 2015 season after x-rays showed a cannon bone bruise. The chestnut was second in the GII San Antonio Invitational S. Feb. 7 and runner-up in the G1 Dubai World Cup Mar. 28. California Chrome was originally scheduled to make an appearance in Ascot’s G1 Prince of Wales S., but was withdrawn with a foot abscess. He arrived at Arlington Park last week in preparation for a start in the...

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