California Chrome is the 4-1 second choice in the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Arcadia, CA (SportsNetwork.com) -
California Chrome, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, galloped Tuesday morning at Santa Anita for Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic.
Trained by Art Sherman, the 3-year-old chestnut colt galloped and schooled in Santa Anita's paddock. Earlier this year he posted three straight wins at the track in the California Cup Derby, San Felipe Stakes and Santa Anita Derby.
California Chrome drew post 13 for the Classic and is the 4-1 second choice behind 9-5 favorite Shared Belief. Victor Espinoza will again ride the colt in the 14-horse field going 1 1/4 miles.
It all comes down to the Classic
By Don Agriss, Horse Racing Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
Historically, the Breeders' Cup Classic has become the race that decides any questions involving the Horse of the Year title. This year the $5 million, 1 1/4-mile Classic will also determine who is crowned 2014 3-year-old champion.
Saturday evening 14 horses will leave the starting gate at Santa Anita in the Classic with a 3-year-old going off as the favorite. This we know because most of the best older thoroughbreds have either been retired from competition or are injured or sick and unable to run.
Half the field for the Classic will be made up of 3-year-olds, and fortunately the best of this year's crop will all be in the race.