CC is like a slightly smaller version of Sec. I had been wondering about the similarities.
California Chrome Ready to Crunch KY Derby: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/84253/california-chrome-ready-to-crunch-ky-derby
@Especially_Horses I don't think Los Al is gonna be "nondescript" for much longer. With Hollywod Park gone, lots of folks are headed there. It could be a real boon to the neighborhood. I've watched a lot of the quarter horse races on calracing from Los Al. My eyeballs popped out of my head, especially the 300-330 yard races. Good heavens above! It doesn't seem natural that a horse can move that fast!! They have muscles on top of muscles on top of muscles.
California Chrome Ready to Crunch KY Derby: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/84253/california-chrome-ready-to-crunch-ky-derby Terrific article! Thanks!"'He only eats one brand—Mrs. Pasture's (from Walnut Creek)," she said. "Any others, he just spits out."' LOL Reminds me of Z and her Guinness. Nothing else would do.
@casey, is California Chrome's barn name "Junior"? Because I've been seeing people using that name for him a lot.
@RR14 OMG!! The comparison pics with Sec are amazing! I'm so glad you posted those! CC is like a slightly smaller version of Sec. I had been wondering about the similarities. Also, these pics of CC help me see clearer that his head is not quite as 'Arabian' as I thought. It must have been a trick of the light in a couple of the pics where it looked like he had a more curved-front head. He really stretches out!!! That's something I notice about really good horses. They stretch those front legs way out and grab the ground. To me, it shows confidence and drive. I don't remember if it was Art or Victor that said he loves his job, but he sure acts like it. Very little "encouragement" required. He flies on his own with a wiggle of the reins most of the time. And I noticed those pricked ears, too, RR14.