Meet California Chrome - The Kentucky Derby frontrunner

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Exercise rider William Delgado takes Kentucky Derby hopeful California Chrome for a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

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Steve Coburn is either crazy or awesome.

Or perhaps awesomely crazy.

He is the co-owner, along with fellow Californian Perry Martin, of Kentucky Derby favorite California Chrome. They call their operation Dumb Ass Partners.

And that they may be, because they say they've turned down millions of dollars in offers for California Chrome – including a $6 million offer two months ago. And they've turned down what they say was a $2 million offer for his mare, the previously unheralded Love the Chase. And even a million dollars for another one of her foals, who is a full sister to the Derby favorite.
Pat Forde

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