HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — California Chrome has one race left in his career, and is in such good condition right now that trainer Art Sherman is clamoring for more time with him. It’s easy to see why. California Chrome was the biggest winner at the Eclipse Awards on Saturday night, taking home three trophies celebrating his accomplishments in 2016 — including Horse of the Year for the second time. He also won an Eclipse as the best in the older dirt male division, and his victory at the Dubai World Cup was picked as the National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s moment of the year. “It’s really an honor,” Sherman said. “People don’t realize how hard that is to be horse of the year, and I
Grand campaigner Ecuador has announced his intention to be an autumn carnival player, winning the Listed Carrington Stakes to continue a perfect start to his campaign. The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained seven-year-old made it back-to-back wins over 1400m as he took his career prize money past $830,000. Carrying 61kg, Ecuador got a charmed run with cover behind the leader and sprinted clear to win by 1-1/4 lengths.
Marcus Hersh | Daily Racing Form NEW ORLEANS -- Granny's Kitten won his career debut back in July 2014 by more than four lengths and his second start by more than two. He seemed like a horse who, given circumstances under which he could win, would slam the door on the opposition. Nothing could be further from the truth. Granny's Kitten won for the sixth time on Saturday, taking the Grade 3, $125,000 Col. E.R. Bradley. The margin of victory was a neck, and Granny's Kitten has won four times since that second career win by less than three-quarters of a length combined -- two necks and two noses. Granny's Kitten got a dream run under Miguel Mena, stalking the stablemates Western Reserve and Chocolate