Meet California Chrome - The Kentucky Derby frontrunner

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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

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)
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)
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)
Kentucky Derby hopeful California Chrome gets a bath after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Derby hopeful California Chrome gets a bath after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Derby hopeful California Chrome gets a bath after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Groom Raul Rodriquez gives Kentucky Derby hopeful California Chrome a bath after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Groom Raul Rodriquez gives Kentucky Derby hopeful California Chrome a bath after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Groom Raul Rodriquez gives Kentucky Derby hopeful California Chrome a bath after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Exercise rider William Delgado plays with Kentucky Derby hopeful California Chrome after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
Exercise rider William Delgado plays with Kentucky Derby hopeful California Chrome after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
Exercise rider William Delgado plays with Kentucky Derby hopeful California Chrome after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 30: California Chrome ridden by William Delgado walks off the track following a morning exercise session in preparation for the 140th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
2014 Kentucky Derby - Previews
LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 30: California Chrome ridden by William Delgado walks off the track following a morning exercise session in preparation for the 140th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 30: California Chrome ridden by William Delgado trains on the track during the morning exercise session in preparation for the 140th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
2014 Kentucky Derby - Previews
LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 30: California Chrome ridden by William Delgado trains on the track during the morning exercise session in preparation for the 140th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 30: California Chrome ridden by William Delgado trains on the track during the morning exercise session in preparation for the 140th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
2014 Kentucky Derby - Previews
LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 30: California Chrome ridden by William Delgado trains on the track during the morning exercise session in preparation for the 140th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 30: California Chrome is washed during the morning training for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
2014 Kentucky Derby
LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 30: California Chrome is washed during the morning training for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 30: California Chrome is washed during the morning training for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
2014 Kentucky Derby
LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 30: California Chrome is washed during the morning training for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 30: California Chrome is washed during the morning training for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
2014 Kentucky Derby
LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 30: California Chrome is washed during the morning training for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 30: California Chrome runs on the track during the morning training for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
2014 Kentucky Derby
LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 30: California Chrome runs on the track during the morning training for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Exercise rider Benito Alvarado takes Kentucky Derby hopeful Uncle Sigh for a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
California Chrome wakes up for pre-Derby gallop
Exercise rider Benito Alvarado takes Kentucky Derby hopeful Uncle Sigh for a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
Exercise rider William Delgado holds Kentucky Derby hopeful California Chrome after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
Exercise rider William Delgado holds Kentucky Derby hopeful California Chrome after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
Exercise rider William Delgado holds Kentucky Derby hopeful California Chrome after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
California Chrome is seen from a horse van after arriving at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky., Monday, April 28, 2014. California Chrome has won his last four races by a combined 24 ¼ lengths. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
California Chrome is seen from a horse van after arriving at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky., Monday, April 28, 2014. California Chrome has won his last four races by a combined 24 ¼ lengths. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
California Chrome is seen from a horse van after arriving at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky., Monday, April 28, 2014. California Chrome has won his last four races by a combined 24 ¼ lengths. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
California Chrome arrives at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky., Monday, April 28, 2014. California Chrome has won his last four races by a combined 24 ¼ lengths. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
California Chrome arrives at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky., Monday, April 28, 2014. California Chrome has won his last four races by a combined 24 ¼ lengths. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
California Chrome arrives at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky., Monday, April 28, 2014. California Chrome has won his last four races by a combined 24 ¼ lengths. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
California Chrome walks into Barn 20 at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky., Monday, April 28, 2014. California Chrome has won his last four races by a combined 24 lengths. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
California Chrome walks into Barn 20 at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky., Monday, April 28, 2014. California Chrome has won his last four races by a combined 24 lengths
California Chrome walks into Barn 20 at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky., Monday, April 28, 2014. California Chrome has won his last four races by a combined 24 lengths. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza pose in the winner's circle after victory in the Santa Anita Derby horse race Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)
In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza pose in the winner's circle after victory in the Santa Anita Derby horse race Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)
In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza pose in the winner's circle after victory in the Santa Anita Derby horse race Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)
In this image provided by Benoit Photo, co-owner Steve Coburn has a big kiss for his California Chrome following his wire-to-wire for victory in the San Felipe Stakes horse race Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)
In this image provided by Benoit Photo, co-owner Steve Coburn has a big kiss for his California Chrome following his wire-to-wire for victory in the San Felipe Stakes horse race Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)
In this image provided by Benoit Photo, co-owner Steve Coburn has a big kiss for his California Chrome following his wire-to-wire for victory in the San Felipe Stakes horse race Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)
In this image provided by Benoit Photo, California Chrome, right, ridden by Victor Espinoza, leads wire-to-wire to win the San Felipe Stakes horse race Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo) ©Benoit Photo
In this image provided by Benoit Photo, California Chrome, right, ridden by Victor Espinoza, leads wire-to-wire to win the San Felipe Stakes horse race Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo) ©Benoit Photo
In this image provided by Benoit Photo, California Chrome, right, ridden by Victor Espinoza, leads wire-to-wire to win the San Felipe Stakes horse race Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo) ©Benoit Photo
In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza win the $250,000 California Cup Derby horse race, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)
In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza win the $250,000 California Cup Derby horse race, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif
In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza win the $250,000 California Cup Derby horse race, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)
In this image provided by Benoit Photo, California Chrome, right, ridden by Victor Espinoza, leads wire-to-wire to win the San Felipe Stakes horse race Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo) ©Benoit Photo
In this image provided by Benoit Photo, California Chrome, right, ridden by Victor Espinoza, leads wire-to-wire to win the San Felipe Stakes horse race Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo) ©Benoit Photo
In this image provided by Benoit Photo, California Chrome, right, ridden by Victor Espinoza, leads wire-to-wire to win the San Felipe Stakes horse race Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo) ©Benoit Photo
In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza win the $250,000 California Cup Derby horse race, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)
In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza win the $250,000 California Cup Derby horse race, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif
In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza win the $250,000 California Cup Derby horse race, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)

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