California Chrome is off to Japan

California Chrome

The news that California Chrome is being sent to Japan sends chills up and down our collective spines. In 2002 Kentucky Derby winner (1986) and Breeders' Cup Classic winner (1987) Ferdinand was killed in a slaughterhouse in Japan. When he began to fail at stud, that's how they disposed of him. No shipping him back home.… Continue reading California Chrome is off to Japan

Horse dies at Belmont while wearing nasal strip

Two days after New York State authorized changes to their rules allowing Thoroughbreds to wear nasal breathing strips during races, a horse named See the Music died wearing one. California Chrome made the nasal breathing strips famous after winning both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes while wearing one. Up until last week, the New… Continue reading Horse dies at Belmont while wearing nasal strip