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 with the modest pedigree and résumé traveled outside his state for the first time He flew to Churchill Downs, he’ll start getting to the surface with a jog Tuesday.

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 … es for getting involved in

Feeling inspired, Coburn and named their operation DAP which stands for Dumb Ass Their silks include an of a donkey.

We’re everyday I’m up at 4:30 every day to work, said Coburn, a operator at a 13-employee Nevada that makes magnetic for credit cards and driver

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

Coburn and Martin’s partnership is on a handshake, and their wives are who enjoy the sport, too. The came up with California name by drawing it out of a hat.

has his first Derby starter Coburn and Martin contacted him training their horse.

old school, and he’s a regular Coburn said. He doesn’t a huge barn, and he’s to spend quality time every horse he has in his barn.

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is based at Los Alamitos Racecourse in County, Calif. 30 miles and a away from Santa the mecca of racing in Southern

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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