Art Sherman takes shot at upcoming California Chrome Stakes

Art Sherman takes shot at upcoming California Chrome Stakes

It is unusual for a prestigious race to be named after a horse that is still under training, widely popular racehorse California Chrome's trainer Art Sherman said.

The $150,000 California Chrome Stakes event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 30, at Los Alamitos.

Referring to the California Chrome Stakes, Sherman said, "That's kind of unusual, isn't it? Trying to win a race named for a horse of yours still in training? Yes, it is. Retirement is usually required before a horse is honored in such a manner."

For tomorrow's race, Sherman is a long shot to emerge triumphant in the first running of the California Chrome with Mishegas. The imminent 1-1/16 miles race is for 3-year-olds. Referring to the distance of the race, organizers said it would be comforting.

The list of other contenders also includes Uncle Lino and Malibu Sunset.

Records show that a number of trainers have won a race named after a horse they took to great heights. Ron McAnally won the Bayakoa with Listening, while Wayne Lukas bagged the Lady's Secret with Sharp Cat. Bill Mott won the Cigar Mile two times with Flat Out and To Honor.