California Chrome Again Horse of the Year
Any time a horse is honored with the title Horse of the Year, he or she joins elite company.

But California Chrome  ’s second Horse of the Year honor for 2016—which was awarded to his connections Jan. 21 at Gulfstream Park—uniquely situates the chestnut in the history of the game.

Plenty of previous horses have earned multiple Horse of the Year awards—11 (since 1936, when awards became official), to be exact—but only two before California Chrome won in non-consecutive years.