Remember the rags-to-riches red colt California Chrome? The horse from the west coast bred by regular fellers Steve Coburn and Perry Martin? Jump back ’cause Chrome won the Horse of the Year Eclipse Award for 3-year-old males at the cermony and dinner Saturday night, Gulfstream Park, Florida.
The National Thorouighbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters vote on the Eclipse Awards.That means knowledgeable horse people look at the total record of these athletes and, based on that record, make the awards. In addition, Chrome has earned more than $4 million and six victories out of nine starts. Not too shabby.