BALTIMORE (KCBS) – Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome is the heavy favorite for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes and his trainer, a longtime Bay Area resident, said the horse is ready to go despite some recent health concerns.
Trainer Art Sherman said Chrome is recovering from a blister discovered in its throat. “He’s doing fine. It could have been from a variety of things,” said Sherman.
“But we did a blood test on him and it came back perfect. We put a glycerin spray down his throat, which kind of relieved him instantly,” he said. “There’s a big following of veterinarians wanting to treat him too, as he’s the star around here.”