Hall of Chrome
Friday, April 1, 2016
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Did California Chrome’s victory in the Dubai World Cup assure him a place in racing’s Hall of Fame?

Heck, yeah, it did. Here is one of racing’s true rare breeds – a Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner and potential stallion racing at the age of 5 (can we have a few “Hallelujahs,” please); a Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner going to Dubai not once, but twice, winning one and finishing second; a Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner who became a magnificent ambassador for American racing and American horses with his extended visit to England, spending several months training over the gallops and attracting visitors, only to miss his intended start at Royal Ascot with a last-minute minor foot injury.

Here is a horse so appealing in looks and character and talent, not to mention writing one of the great Cinderella stories of all time he inspired his own sub culture known as “Chromies,” who worship the handsome chestnut with deep devotion and a fervor rarely seen.

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