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Injury Sidelines Chrome's Sister
Hope's Love, a 2YO sister to US Horse of the Year California Chrome, will be sidelined for four to six months with a hairline fracture of her shoulder, reports Blood Horse. Breeders Steve Coburn and Perry Martin, who also own California Chrome, were excited about the filly's stakes prospects for the remainder of the year following her strong-finishing debut second in a 4.5-furlong maiden at Golden Gate Fields in June. "She ran a really good race, and if it was five furlongs, she would have won that race easy," trainer Steve Sherman said. "But what are you going to do? That's horse racing. We just hope she comes back better and stronger." Sherman, son of California Chrome's trainer Art, added: "She looks nothing like her brother. She's very short and on the petite side, but she got an 'A' for effort after her first start. Maybe she'll hit a growth spurt and we can get going late in the year."