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Chrome Gets First Look At Pimlico
Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness Stakes hopeful California Chrome made his first trip to the track at Pimlico Racecourse on Tuesday morning, just 16 hours after arriving at the Baltimore track, reports bloodhorse.com. "He jogged and he was great," said assistant trainer Alan Sherman, who has managed the horse since the Derby while his father, Art, has tended to the rest of his stable in Southern California. "He stood out there for a while, just looked around and took it all in. He's a really curious horse. He likes to look around a lot and check out the surroundings. He was good. He was really good." Art Sherman arrived in Baltimore on Tuesday afternoon and pleased with what he saw. "He looks great," the 77YO said after greeting the colt in the Preakness Stakes Barn. "He's holding his weight, which is one of the big factors." Art Sherman enjoyed a hero's welcome when he returned to Los Alamitos, where California Chrome is based. "When I went back to Los Alamitos, where his home base is, on the marquee, it said, 'California Chrome, Home of the Kentucky Derby Winner," he said. "It was really cool. It's very exciting to have a Derby horse. You think you maybe have a shot for the Triple Crown. You don't know. I'm the kind of guy who goes race by race, but I wouldn't want to be in anyone else's shoes."