Likely Derby favorite California Chrome appeals to common man Houston Chronicle — Volkswagen Derby

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. Art Sherman knows what like to be at the Kentucky Derby a brilliant colt that the race.

He just hasn’t it in 59 years.

In 1955, Sherman was an exercise rider for Swaps, a chestnut colt who beat to wear the garland of roses on the Saturday in May.

I was just a kid and just glad to be learning, he

Now he’s 77 and bringing his own California-bred to Churchill Downs, where Chrome is the likely favorite.

The colt with the modest and impressive résumé traveled his home state for the first Monday. He flew to Churchill where he’ll start used to the surface with a jog

He’ll look around and he’s at a racetrack and feel at home, Sherman said. the way he is.

California Chrome has won his last races by a combined 24¼ lengths, the $1 million Santa Anita

He’s the kind of horse you about, Sherman said.


Chrome has won six of 10 career starts and has topped $1 million in earnings.

Pretty impressive for a colt humble beginnings.

His mother, Not For Love, won just one race. She was for $8,000 by Steve Coburn and Martin. a move that a trainer to call them ass es for getting involved in racing.

inspired, Coburn and Martin their operation DAP Racing, stands for Dumb Ass Partners. silks include an image of a

We’re everyday people. up at 4:30 every day going to said Coburn, a press at a 13-employee Nevada company makes magnetic strips for cards and driver licenses.

Martin runs a laboratory in Calif. that tests equipment, like car air bags or equipment.

Coburn and Martin’s is based on a handshake, and their are friends who enjoy the sport, The group came up with Chrome’s name by drawing it out of a

Sherman has his first Derby because Coburn and Martin him about training their

He’s old school, and he’s a guy, Coburn said. He have a huge barn, and able to spend quality with every horse he has in his

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Sherman is based at Los Alamitos in Orange County, Calif. 30 and a world away from Anita, the mecca of racing in California.

Trainer relates to horse

took out his trainer’s license in His son, Alan, assists him California Chrome, easily the horse that’s ever in their barn.

I’m humbled to have a horse this, said the elder whose personality is not unlike of California Chrome. He’s so laid back. Nothing to bother him.

Sherman to tour California Chrome Churchill Downs. He wants the to get used to the paddock, where he be saddled Saturday, and the starting where 20 fractious colts line up.

He gets anxious in the gate, said. He knows he’s got to away from there so we have to school him.

probably slip California some of his favorite horse — Mrs. Pasture’s Cookies, made of molasses, and barley.

I’ve had some, said. They’re good. like a granola bar.

Saturday evening, Sherman, Perry and jockey Victor hope to be tasting victory.

I there’s always a question they’ve done it, but I really this horse will go a and a quarter, no problem, Sherman He’s doing everything

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