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Kudos to Chrome

 California Chrome with Victor Espinoza aboard at a public workout at Los Alamitos in September 2014.

California Chrome with Victor Espinoza aboard at a public workout at Los Alamitos in September 2014.

While American Pharoah is busy making babies, our old friend California Chrome is busy winning races.

CC – who won the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness – earned the richest prize in horse racing, taking the $6-million Dubai World Cup on March 26. The win makes him the all-time moneymaker at $12.4 million. (And he could add to that by entering January’s $12 million Pegasus Championship, which would alternate between the Santa Anita and Gulfstream parks.) 

But the real winner here may be Victor Espinoza, who rode the Pharoah, of course, and rides CC as well.

Imagine being able to say that you rode the all-time moneymaker and the first Triple Crown winner in 38 years.

Even more, imagine if AP and CC had raced each other.

Which would Victor have chosen to ride?