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California Chrome Out For Year

Tuesday, 14th July 2015

Reigning US Horse of the Year and Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome will miss the rest of the year due to a cannon bone bruise, reports Blood Horse. The injury, which was discovered during a medical examination for the purposes of evaluating the 4YO for a potential stud deal, will require at least three months of rest. "He's probably out for the rest of the year," trainer Art Sherman said. "It's three months, but that's almost the rest of the year, and if you're going to race him again, you have to get him back into training. If they decide to run him next year, he'll be fine... (The owners) haven't made up their mind, but I'll know in the next couple days." Sherman said that apart from the cannon bone injury, the son of Lucky Pulpit was in perfect health. "Everything else is healthy and vetted out," he said. "Everything is perfect except that." Given that California Chrome will be a 5YO if and when he returns to the track, and with a lucrative stud career in the offing, there is every chance that he has run his last race. If California Chrome does not race again, he will fall just shy of becoming the highest-earning California-bred thoroughbred of all time. That honour currently belongs to Tiznow with US$6,427,830 in earnings. California Chrome has $6,322,650 in earnings.

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