Tag: California Chrome
Several descendants of Triple Crown champion Secretariat are in the running for Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious awards.
Online voting concluded Dec. 17 for the fifth annual Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat’s owner, Penny Chenery, the Vox Populi or “Voice of the People” Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resonated with the public and gained recognition for the sport during the past year.
Even though the Triple Crown trophy went unclaimed yet again, the bloodlines of the greatest Triple Crown champion of all, Virginia-born Secretariat, dominated the track throughout the journey.
California Chrome won the Preakness Stakes on May 17 in a thrilling follow-up to his commanding win in the Kentucky Derby.
When Virginia-born Secretariat began his racing career, some experts doubted he could “go the distance” and win the longer races. His sire, Bold Ruler, was known as a speed horse, which fueled that skepticism.