California Chrome finishes 2nd in Dubai World Cup

Mar 30, 2015 12:44 PM by News Staff

California Chrome had a good showing Saturday at the Dubai World Cup, but had to settle for second as Prince Bishop won the $10 million race by two and three-quarter lengths on Saturday.

Starting from the inside No. 1 post, William Buick rode Prince Bishop to the horse's first victory on dirt, while California Chrome's travails on the surface continue.

The Art Sherman-trained 4-year-old, the U.S. horse of the year, has not won on dirt since the Preakness Stakes and, despite lying second going into the final leg, could not keep pace when Prince Bishop attacked.

The 8-year-old was bred in Ireland, owned by Saeed bin Suror, and trained in the Emirates.

Lea, trained by William Mott, finished third at Meydan Racecourse.

California Chrome will now head to England where he will next run in the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting in June.

Last year California Chrome was the first California-bred colt to sweep the first two legs of the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. He then finished fourth at the Belmont Stakes, despite racing with an injury.

California Chrome's co-owners Perry and Denise Martin are from Yuba City.


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