Cal­i­for­nia Chrome goes for a jog

Albuquerque Journal - - NFL -

HAL­LAN­DALE BEACH, Fla. — Cal­i­for­nia Chrome has got­ten his first look at the site of his fi­nal race.

The lead­ing money win­ner in North Amer­i­can rac­ing his­tory went for a jog at Gulf­stream Park early Sunday, two days after ar­riv­ing to pre­pare for the $12 mil­lion Pe­ga­sus World Cup on Jan. 28.

Cal­i­for­nia Chrome has never raced in Florida, and his brisk pre-dawn trek onto the Gulf­stream dirt — on an un­sea­son­ably chilly morn­ing, the 48-de­gree air feel­ing colder in the wind — was the first of many sched­uled for the next few days. He’s set to have daily early morn­ing gal­lops un­til Satur­day, when the plan calls for him to breeze five fur­longs.

The first trek around Gulf­stream was a suc­cess, the en­er­getic colt seem­ing even more revved up by the cool con­di­tions.

“That cold wind hit­ting him in the butt prob­a­bly set him off a lit­tle bit,” said Alan Sher­man, the son of trainer Art Sher­man.

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