Preakness

California Chrome 'Healthy' For Saturday's Preakness/Minor Throat Issue 'No Big Deal' For Run In Middle Jewel

 RAIN FAILS TO DAMPEN PREAKNESS HOPES OF RIVAL CAMPS

CALIFORNIA CHROME– The connections of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner California Chrome said again Friday morning that their colt is healthy and ready to compete in Saturday’s $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.

Dixie Stakes Headlines Preakness Day Undercard

BALTIMORE, 05-15-14 – Hey LeRoy, miscast as a dirt horse in his youth, found himself after being claimed by owner Ron Sanchez and put in the care of veteran trainer Manny Azpurua.  The 4-year-old is now a grass horse and comes into Saturday’s historic 113th running of the $400,000 Dixie Stakes (G2) as the favorite.

California Chrome Checks Out Fine After Coughing

BAFFERT LOOKING FOR CONTINUED SUCCESS WITH NAPRAVNIK;
RING WEEKEND JOINS THE PREAKNESS PARTY AT PIMLICO; AZPURUA SEEKS PREAKNESS HISTORY WITH SOCIAL INCLUSION

CALIFORNIA CHROME– Kentucky Derby (G1) winner California Chrome is being treated for the recurrence of a minor throat irritation that his connections say will not affect his preparation for the 139th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course Saturday.

California Chrome Favored At 3-5 For Saturday's Preakness Stakes

Kentucky Derby Winner Draws No. 3 Post Position in a Field of 10

BALTIMORE, 05-14-14---Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was installed as the 3-5 favorite for Saturday’s $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course following Wednesday’s Post Position Draw for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.

California Chrome, Sherman Take Aim At Middle Jewel

RIDE ON CURLIN BREEZES ‘EASY’ HALF-MILE IN 49 3/5 SECONDS;
TRAVEL DAY FOR BAYERN, DYNAMIC IMPACT, RIA ANTONIA, PABLO DEL MONTE

CALIFORNIA CHROME– Trainer Art Sherman was typically upbeat Wednesday morning after watching his Kentucky Derby (G1) winner California Chrome gallop 1 1/2 miles in preparation for Saturday’s 139th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.

Art Sherman Reunites With California Chrome At Pimlico

Trainer and Kentucky Derby Winner Team Up for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes

BALTIMORE, 05-13-14 – Trainer Art Sherman arrived at Pimlico Race Course Tuesday afternoon, reuniting with California Chrome, his Kentucky Derby winner and likely heavy favorite for Saturday’s 139th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1).

California Chrome Gets Aquainted With Pimlico Track

DERBY WINNER JOGS IN PREPARATION FOR PREAKNESS STAKES;
RING WEEKEND SEEKS TO BECOME EIGHTH GELDING TO WIN;
GENERAL A ROD, RIDE ON CURLIN, KID CRUZ TAKE TO TRACK

CALIFORNIA CHROME – Kentucky Derby (G1) winner California Chrome’s first visit to the track at Pimlico Tuesday morning was more about getting acclimated to the home of the Preakness Stakes than exercise.

California Chrome Makes The 139th Preakness Scene

Derby Winner, Ride On Curlin and General a Rod Arrive at Pimlico

BALTIMORE, 05-12-14– Kentucky Derby (G1) winner California Chrome arrived at Pimlico Race Course Monday at 3:12 p.m. to continue his quest for an elusive Triple Crown sweep in Saturday’s 139th Preakness Stakes (G1).

California Chrome Heads To Pimlico For 139th Preakness

RIDE ON CURLIN, GENERAL A ROD ACCOMPANY DERBY WINNER;
SOCIAL INCLUSION  BREEZES SHARP HALF-MILE AT PIMLICO;
BAYERN WORKS AT CHURCHILL FOR ROSIE NAPRAVNIK

CALIFORNIA CHROME –Kentucky Derby (G1) winner California Chrome boarded a van at Churchill Downs at 10:17 a.m. Monday for the first leg of his journey to Pimlico Race Course to headline Saturday’s 139th Preakness Stakes (G1).

California Chrome Training Like A 'Rock Star;' Derby Winner, Four Others Set To Arrive At Pimlico Monday; Dynamic Impact, Ria Antonia Breeze At Churchill

CALIFORNIA CHROME –Kentucky Derby (G1) winner California Chrome continued his preparation for a scheduled start in Saturday’s 139th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course by galloping 1 ¾ miles over a “good” racetrack early Sunday morning at Churchill Downs.

“He loves it out there,” exercise rider Willie Delgado said. “Whatever he does, I just let him do. He is a rock star and I am just a groupie. He is the Kentucky Derby winner; he can do whatever he wants.”

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