If anyone is interested, I recently featured California Chrome in my "Derby Hopeful" series on Horse Racing Nation:http://www.horseracingnation.com/blogs/grandstand/2014_Kentucky_Derby_Hopeful_California_Chrome_123
And also, to let everyone know; Cali Chrome's female line traces back to Princess Matoaka.... Who is a daughter of Princequillo. As we all know... Princequillo carries the "X gene" -- the gene responsible for Secretariat's unusually large heart. Now this gene can only be passed on through his daughters. And Cali Chrome's dam, Love And Chase, is a direct female descendant of Princess Matoaka. So it's quite possible she carries the "X gene".Just a thought.
Sec & Phar Lap both chestnut......Sham bay or brown ...
Yup he did, his heart was very large but still not as large as secretariats
http://www.sport-horse-breeder.com/large-heart.html it has to do with the mare Pocahontas