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California Chrome gets fans' love, and he just eats it up

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LOS ANGELES--The treats come in daily. The cost is about $20 for a five-pound bag of Mrs. Pastures Cookies for Horses.

In fact, there are so many cookies that those wanting to send this combination of oats, bran, barley, molasses and apples to this equine superstar are instead asked to address them to nearby horse rescue organizations.

"There ...Read more

American Pharoah heads list of Eclipse Award finalists

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Triple Crown winner American Pharoah begins his second career in the breeding shed next month but figures to add a couple more effortless victories to his historic tally before then.

As expected, the champion son of Pioneerof the Nile headlined the slate of equine athletes up for year-end honors when the finalists for all 17 horse and human ...Read more

California Chrome ready for his comeback

Sports / Horse Racing /

California Chrome knows the drill. It starts with horse cookies.

"Every morning, as soon as he sees me, he starts nickering," trainer Art Sherman said with a chuckle. "He's saying, 'Where's my cookie?!' I've got to give him one right away or he won't shut up."

After a year of globe-trotting but little racing, California Chrome is back to his ...Read more

American Pharoah shows no fatigue in first gallop since Preakness win

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Jorge Alvarez was ready to feel something a little different beneath him Friday morning. Instead, the longtime exercise rider for trainer Bob Baffert said that if fatigue is setting in for dual classic winner American Pharoah, it's news to his hands.

In his second day back to the track and first gallop since his 7-length ...Read more