California Chrome Powerful Late in BC Drill

When trainer Art Sherman puts blinkers on California Chrome   it sends a clear signal to the chestnut champion—it's time to get serious.

The 2014 Horse of the Year responded Oct. 22 at his Los Alamitos Race Coursebase. Blinkers on—mission accomplished.

California Chrome started slow early in his five-furlong drill under regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney, but kicked into another gear in the long Los Alamitos stretch and hit the wire in 1:00 2/5, although both Sherman and assistant trainer Alan Sherman both had the work a bit faster at :59 4/5.