California Chrome to relax for several weeks

California Chrome to relax for several weeks

California Chrome fans might not see the horse racing on a track in the coming weeks as trainer Art Sherman informed that he wants to give the horse plenty of time to rest.

Chrome won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness but failed to become the sport's 12th Triple Crown winner. The racehorse finished fourth in the Belmont Stakes, losing the chance to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

Many experts blamed proximity between Triple Crown races for Chrome's failure. They argue that the popular racehorse failed because he could not get sufficient time to rest. It may be noted here that the winner of the Belmont Stakes had not participated in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.

In a telephone interview on Wednesday, Sherman said Chrome was headed to Harris Farm in Coalinga, California and would be there for the next six to seven weeks.

Speaking on the topic, he said, "He will most likely have the summer off. He has had a tough campaign. You go through the Triple Crown campaign; it can really tire a horse out. That is the game plan right now."

Sherman ruled Chrome's participation in the Travers Stakes, which will take place at Saratoga Race Course on August 23. However, he added that he wanted Chrome to run once before the Breeders' Cup, which is scheduled to take place on October 31 at Santa Anita.

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