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  • Another Shining Victory for California Chrome - Harris Farms
    Arab Emirates With Victor Espinoza sitting chilly California Chrome tracked two or three wide in the far turn just behind early leader Success Story a Korean bred who had not previously placed in a stakes When asked just a bit in early stretch the 2014 Horse of the Year quickly opened up on the over matched field and waltzed to the wire The winning effort marks a second straight stakes score for California Chrome who opened his 5 year old season for trainer Art Sherman with a clear victory the San Pasqual Stakes gr II Jan 9 at Santa Anita Park Now campaigned by California Chrome Inc which includes Perry and Denise Martin Taylor Made and several prominent breeders California Chrome is being pointed to the Dubai World Cup March 26 at Meydan where the two time classic winner finished second last year Thursday s stakes race was contested at the World Cup distance of about 1 1 4 miles and California Chrome completed the race in 2 04 24 on a fast track On the race broadcast Sherman called it a perfect race and said it was great to get a 1 1 4 mile test under his belt ahead of the Dubai World Cup Espinoza said the win was as easy as it looked California Chrome is the second U S trained older horse being pointed to the Dubai World Cup to register a big win in Meydan in recent weeks as Godolphin Racing s Frosted won the Al Maktoum Challenge Round Two Sponsored by EGA on Feb 4 for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin While the finish certainly was easy Espinoza had to change plans early After breaking well California Chrome was backed off the early pace then soon found himself behind horses But Espinoza was able to find

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  • California Chrome Draws the Rail Slot for Dubai Handicap - Harris Farms
    a race in which he finished second last year and is taking the Curlin route using a minor handicap race as a stepping stone to his major goal the way Curlin did scoring a smashing win in the 2008 World Cup at Nad al Sheba California has an official rating of 121 the next highest horse just 105 which is why he carries a hefty 132 pounds including jockey Victor Espinoza who has flown to Dubai for this mount Trainer Art Sherman whose son Alan has been overseeing California Chrome s day to day training since he shipped from California last month arrived in Dubai on Monday California Chrome has started once following an extended vacation winning a slow paced edition of the San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita Park Even giving so much weight he should win his race Thursday against a group of overmatched foes and California Chrome from all reports has thrived since arriving in Dubai His race is the sixth of seven on the card with post time scheduled for 12 55 p m Eastern Live video and wagering are available at DRF Bets Race 3 a dirt handicap over about six furlongs includes the Kiaran

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  • California Chrome Entered in World Cup Prep - Harris Farms
    by Super User By Myra Lewyn BloodHorse com California Chrome the U S Horse of the Year of 2014 as expected was entered for a 1 1 4 mile handicap at Meydan Racecourse Feb 25 that will be his first start in Dubai this year and serve as his prep for the 10 million Dubai World Cup UAE I March 26 The 5 year old Lucky Pulpit horse who finished second to Prince Bishop in last year s World Cup has an official rating of 121 which makes him the highest rated horse in the field of 10 when entries were revealed Feb 22 Final declarations along with jockeys post positions and post time will be announced Feb 23 It s the same race Curlin used to prepare for his 2008 World Cup win Winner of the San Pasqual Stakes gr II Jan 9 at Santa Anita Park in his last start California Chrome trained by Art Sherman for owners Perry Martin and Taylor Made is the 132 pound highweight in the handicap and will be giving from 15 to 27 pounds to rivals that could include Think Ahead and Storm Belt the next two highest rated horses at 105

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  • Heatseeker Son Catholic Cowboy Takes Old Hickory - Harris Farms
    in 9 starts since taking the Claiming Crown Jewel in Dec of 2014 back in winner s circle today after wearing down Muntij in final strides to take the Old Hickory Starter Stakes for trainer Nick Zito Now with five wins and 403 876 in earnings Catholic Cowboy appeared to be in big trouble when making his bid along the deep rail turning for home but reasserted himself when taken

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  • Velvet Mesquite Rallies to Take $150,000 Sunshine Millions Turf Sprint - Harris Farms
    Blake Heap the 6 year old mare by In Excess outran 10 other older fillies and mares and got 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita s hillside turf course in 1 13 14 Although winless in seven starts last year Velvet Mesquite who s five career wins had all come over the hillside turf was the 5 2 post time favorite and paid 7 80 4 60 and 3 20 Today s race was her 19th career start and with the winner s share of 90 000 she increased her earnings to 433 446 A close third while under restraint past the half mile pole Velvet Mesquite took charge a furlong out and was clearly best She just strutted her stuff today said Desormeaux I was so confident after only 50 yards This is the first time going to the gate where she didn t turn a hair I think if she goes to the gate like she did today there s nothing she can t do Harris one of California s leading breeders for more than three decades was understandably elated She showed a lot of promise every year but as a mare gets older you re not sure if they can maintain their form he said So now our big quandary is to breed her or keep her running But today she made a pretty good case for staying in training Heap who came to national prominence in the mid 1980 s with top California bred sprinter Zany Tactics was pleased to see his mare bounce back from a seventh place run over the course in the Grade II Monrovia Stakes here on Jan 3 Her last race was a tough one he said She got the early lead and that s really not what we wanted Today

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  • Heavily Favored Pacific Heat Takes $200,000 Xpressbet California Cup Oaks - Harris Farms
    and trained by Peter Eurton the California bred daughter of Unusual Heat got one mile in 1 35 75 Attentive to the pace throughout Pacific Heat took command going to the quarter pole and the Oaks was for all intents and purposes over She was relaxed going down the backside said Prat But when a horse came up on her outside Run Like the Boss with Joe Talamo she grabbed the bit and was a little bit aggressive after that I think it was just because she is a ton of horse and she doesn t know much yet She s pretty impressive Off at 4 5 in a field of eight she paid 3 80 2 80 and 2 20 The way she was training it a dominating performance wasn t surprising said Eurton The biggest question to me was not the turf but whether she could get two turns and there was no question about that today Owned by Alesia Burns and Ciaglia Racing LLC Pacific Heat got her third win from four starts and with the winner s share of 110 000 increased her earnings to 250 250 Ridden by Rafael Bejarano Patriotic Diamond put in a

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  • Harris Farms Sires and Runners for Sunshine Millions- California Cup Saturday - Harris Farms
    by Lord Carson and is owned by his breeders Mr Mrs Larry D Williams Boozer is a stakes winner of 375 000 and was bred by B Abrams V Loverso C Perez Huston Racing M Auerbach Also entered is Soi Phet a stakes winning son of Tizbud out of Summer Jersey by Siberian Summer a winner of over 500 000 he was bred by ARCHA Racing Inc In the 250 000 California Cup Derby going one mile and one sixteenth over the main track oval is Harris Farms homebred Record Highs Heatseeker Super High by High Brite a maiden winner over the Santa Anita surface and recently sixth in the King Glorious Stakes Also going is Glory Bound trained by Craig Dollase he pressed the pace in the King Glorious at odds of 16 1 and finished second a comfortable 2 1 4 lengths in front of Tough It Out A bay gelding by Heatseeker Glory Bound is owned by Highlander Racing Stable LLC and has two wins from six starts he was bred by Harris Farms Harris Farms homebred Velvet Mesquite who comes off a close seventh place run in the Grade II Monrovia Stakes down the hill on Jan 3 may rate top billing for trainer Blake Heap in the 150 000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint going down the hillside turf course A 6 year old mare by In Excess she is 11 5 1 2 over the course including a win in the California Distaff Handicap here in October 2014 Although winless in seven starts last year she had a pair of seconds and thirds which included a close second down the hill in the Grade III Sen Ken Maddy Stakes three starts back on Oct 25 Out of the Huddle Up mare Mesquite

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  • California Chrome to Run in Dubai Prep Feb. 25 - Harris Farms
    Saturday program assistant trainer Alan Sherman confirmed Jan 26 I want to run him in the handicap and not on Super Saturday because it gives us another week before the World Cup Sherman told The National The World Cup will be his third race after a long layoff and I just think it suits our schedule better The 2014 Horse of the Year and champion 3 year old male will have his first serious breeze in about 10 days as he begins tuning up for his second start of the season He has settled in well at Meydan after arriving Jan 22 off his successful return to the races Jan 9 with a victory in the San Pasqual gr II at Santa Anita Park That was the first run for the 5 year old son of Lucky Pulpit since his 2015 Dubai World Cup bid when he finished second to Prince Bishop Last year trainer Art Sherman sent California Chrome to the World Cup off a runner up finish in the Feb 7 San Antonio Invitational gr II This season he follows the path of two time Horse of the Year Curlin who won the 2008 Jaguar Trophy before winning

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