California Chrome Arrives Under Guard At Gulfstream Park

 Jan 9 2017

California Chrome had a police escort from Palm Beach International Airport for the final leg of his journey from his base at Los Alamitos racecourse in southern California.

Supervised by trainer trainer Art Sherman's son and assistant Alan Sherman, California Chrome settled into his box that will be his home for the next month on the Gulfstream backstretch.

"He traveled well. He's drinking and looking for his hay," Alan Sherman said. "He's bright-eyed. He looks good."

Sherman said California Chrome is scheduled to get acquainted with the Gulfstream track for the first time on Sunday (January 8).

The Pegasus World Cup will be California Chrome’s 27th and final career start. Gulfstream is the ninth track he has visited during a career that has spanned nearly four years.

He won the first two legs of the 2014 Triple Crown – the Kentuckly Derby and Preakness Stakes - before being named 3YO champion and Horse of the Year. 

He suffered chronic physical issues that cut short his 2015 campaign following a second in the Dubai World Cup and returned better than ever in 2016, capturing his first six races including the Dubai World Cup before a half-length second to the 3YO star Arrogate in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita in November.

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