California Chrome Draws Rail in Awesome Again

Art Sherman was a swirling mixture of exasperation and confidence when he learned of California Chrome  's draw for the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

On one hand, the trainer could not be more sanguine about his chestnut superstar, coming off arguably the most impressive win of his career in the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I). On the other hand, he's tired of drawing the rail, where the 2014 Horse of the Year will be for the 1 1/8-mile test and last prep for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).