LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — San Joaquin Valley's California Chrome is scheduled to make the next-to-last start of his career on Dec. 17 at Los Alamitos, the Orange County track where the world's richest thoroughbred has been based for nearly three years.
The track says California Chrome will run in the $100,000 Winter Challenge at 1 1/16 miles. It will serve as the 5-year-old horse's prep for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park in Florida. California Chrome has never raced at his home track.
The World Cup is set to be California Chrome's last career race before he retires to stud in Kentucky.
Trainer by Art Sherman, California Chrome has won 15 of 25 career races and earned a record $14,452,650. He won Horse of the Year honors in 2014 and is a contender again this year.