California Chrome Odds to Win Opened as a +250 Choice

California Chrome Horse Profile

California Chrome is the latest Santa Anita Derby winner that will garner plenty of attention and scrutiny at the Kentucky Derby on May 3 which will be run at the famed Churchill Downs and telecast on NBC.

California Chrome Overview

California Chrome is a 3 year old colt with a pedigree of Lucky Pulpit, Love the Chase by Not for Love. California Chrome is owned by Steve and Carolyn Coburn & Perry and Denise Martin from DAP racing. California Chrome is trained by Art Sherman, who has been a fixture in the horse game since 1953. Sherman was a jockey for 20 years before becoming a trainer in 1980. Victor Espinoza is the jockey for California Chrome and has proven experience and success in Triple Crown Racing as he was aboard War Emblem in victories in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. A native of Mexico, Espinoza now resides in California where he has established himself as one of the top jockeys on the California circuit. He was the winning jockey of the 2000 Breeders’ Cup Distaff aboard Spain and has been above such legendary horses as Evening Jewel, The Usual QT, Smiling Tiger, and Congaree.

The Record

California Chrome has a career record of 10 starts with 6 wins and 1 place with career earnings of $1,134,850. California Chrome has won all 3 of his starts in the 2014 season leading up to the Kentucky Derby with his latest win in one of the most prestigious pre Kentucky Derby races at the Santa Anita Derby on April 5, 2014. The grade one Santa Anita Derby is one and one eighth miles in length and was run at Santa Anita Park in Southern California on a fast track. California Chrome started in post position number seven and was 2nd at the quarter pole, 2nd at the half pole. 2nd at the three quarter pole, 1st at the stretch, and held off Hoppertunity and Candy Boy for the win in which he paid $3.40, $2.40. and $2.10. Prior to that California Chrome was the winner of the grade two San Filipe.

California Chrome opened as a +250 choice at BetPhoenix with the Kentucky Derby odds.

 
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