California Chrome team radiate energy

Dubai: The ‘Chromies’ could not restrain themselves from gushing adulation of pre-race favourite California Chrome.

Trainer Art Sherman was joined by his son and assistant Alan along with owner Frank Taylor and exercise rider Dihigi Gladney at the customary series of press conferences held yesterday.

After a highly successful 2014 during which he won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Holly Derby, Santa Anita Derby, California Cup Derby and the San Felipe Stakes, California Chrome was bestowed with the ‘American Horse of the Year 2014’.

However, 2015 was not as successful with the four-year-old coming close to winning the Dubai World Cup. But he wound up finishing second after chasing a furious pace and fading late as the Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum-owned Prince Bishop kept on from the rear for an unlikely win.