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Chrome Prepares For Pegasus Cup

Monday, 16th January 2017

California Chrome has had his first serious gallop since arriving at Gulfstream Park when working strongly over five furlongs on Saturday, reports Blood Horse. The Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Dubai World Cup winner is set to have his final race start in the inaugural running of the US$12 million Gr1 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on 28 January. "We put blinkers on him today because I didn't want him to look around so much," said Alan Sherman, assistant trainer to his father Art. "I wanted him to focus on the task at hand because he likes to look around and gawk a little bit a new places. But we put the blinkers on him, he stayed focused, he was nice and relaxed, his ears were pricked. It was a perfect work." He added: "I try not to think about too much that this is our last race and just approach it like this is any other race. I'll probably get a little emotional after the race. But he just keeps getting better." California Chrome, the richest North American racehorse of all time, will commence stud duties at Taylor Made Farm this year.

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