‘A Superstar in the Making’: California Chrome’s Trainer Talks Preakness Win
California Chrome is one step closer to winning the Triple Crown after winning the Preakness yesterday.
If he wins the Belmont Stakes, the colt would be the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win the Triple Crown.
California Chrome’s trainer, 77-year-old Art Sherman, was on “Fox and Friends” this morning to discuss the Preakness and the upcoming Belmont Stakes.
“Once in a while, you get a horse like him, you know, that goes under the radar and here you have a superstar in the making and, I’ll tell ya, it’s been a great ride, and we’re looking forward to the Belmont,” he said.
However, Sherman said that New York officials might not allow California Chrome to wear a nasal strip, which he has worn during his last six victories. He said it bothers him that they might have to change the equipment that they’ve been using on the horse.
At 77, Sherman is the oldest trainer to win the Kentucky Derby. He said he’d be delighted if California Chrome takes the Belmont Stakes.
Watch his full interview above.