Bred: Perry Martin and Steve Coburn (Calif.)
Dam (mother): Love the Chase, by Not For Love
2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome picked up his first graded stakes win in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes on March 8 at Santa Anita Park. That victory punched his ticket to the Kentucky Derby as it was worth 50 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby leaderboard.
A three-time winner in stakes restricted to California-bred horses before the San Felipe, California Chrome cemented his status as a top West Coast contender for the Triple Crown races with his 7 1/4-length San Felipe romp.
California Chrome followed the San Felipe with an equally impressive 5 1/4-length romp in the Santa Anita Derby, defeating highly regarded Grade 2 winners Hoppertunity and Candy Boy, to cement his credentials as the favorite for the Kentucky Derby on May 3.
California Chrome took home a stylish victory in the Kentucky Derby and followed it up with a win in the Preakness Stakes. After getting injured at the start of the race, California Chrome finished in a dead heat for fourth place in the 2014 Belmont Stakes.