Horse Racing

California Chrome beats Arrogate this time, for horse of the year

California Chrome beats Arrogate this time, for horse of the year

There is little question that California Chrome is the world’s most popular horse, but on Saturday night he was also  named the best horse, winning the Eclipse Award for horse of the year for the second time.

The annual crowning of the best horses in a mind-numbing array of specific categories was held at Gulfstream Park in south Florida a week before Chrome is to run the final race of his career. And much like this coming Saturday’s $12-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, the Eclipse Award came down to the same two horses — California Chrome and Arrogate.

It was a simple choice. Do you pick the horse with the best full year or the horse with the...

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