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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Art Sherman has had a big operation or wealthy clients who cash and horses into his

But the 77-year-old trainer can now say he won the Kentucky

A day after California Chrome to a 1¾-length victory as the 5-2 favorite in the Sherman and his star horse a stream of visitors at Churchill

It’s pretty cool, I can you, he said Sunday. all the big boys, and maybe they had doubts that this wasn’t a runner, but when you run him you find out. He’s the McCoy, this one.

Now the oldest trainer to win the Derby and his are headed to Baltimore for the Preakness in two the next step on the Triple trail.

It will be Sherman’s trip to Maryland since when he was a jockey at the old Bowie Course. He rode some at Laurel during his 23 years in the but has never visited Pimlico.


Kentucky Derby California Chrome looks out of his at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

plans to keep California at Churchill Downs before him to Baltimore, possibly on May 12.

Five days at Pimlico be perfect for me, said Sherman, who briefly return to his Southern base, where he trains 20 That way I wouldn’t have to do with him. Just him, stand him in the gate and let him get with the surroundings.

California appeared to bounce out of the 19-horse in good order, leaving a handful of grain in his feed tub the race. Jockey Victor said he eased the colt the final 70 yards.

He said he ask him for too much thinking about something for the next one, for the Sherman said, adding his colt is peaking now. full of himself.

Sherman typically likes to his horses plenty of time off races, but California Chrome’s Steve Coburn and Perry thinking big and talking bigger.


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Kentucky Derby trainer Art Sherman talks California Chrome’s victory at

They’re not shy about saying colt has the talent to win the Triple

I told people this will go down in history, Coburn, the more talkative of the When he wins the Triple he will be the first California-bred to win a Triple Crown. That’s we’re going.

Of course, California Chrome run in the Preakness with a target on the competition ripe to try and knock off the champ. Already other are lining up to take him on.

Commanding the Derby runner-up, and seventh-place Ride On Curlin could show up in Baltimore, where the has a maximum field of 14.

The possible new include Pablo Del Monte, owners decided not to run in the Derby; Tesio winner Kid Cruz; Derby winner Dynamic Bayern, trained by Bob Baffert; and Inclusion, who ran third in the Wood

Like his trainer, California typically stays close to The colt made his first out of state to run in the Derby. Sherman a low-key but respected training first in the San Francisco Bay area and now in the Los area, but rarely travels the state to race.

Still, he and his horse impressed of racing’s big-name trainers.

I he reflected Art Sherman, trainer Asmussen said about Chrome. He wasn’t overwhelmed by the did what he did and went about his as usual and looked like a every step of the race. I expect him to be able to be in the best in two weeks.

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