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California Chrome tops Eclipse Awards as horse of the year
California Chrome tops Eclipse Awards as horse of the year

California Chrome was honored as the Eclipse Awards’ horse of the year Saturday night at Hallandale Beach, Fla. The winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness last year picked up two Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park on Saturday night, including horse of the year — the biggest prize, one that would have figured to be unthinkable for the offspring of an $8,000 mare and $2,500 stallion. California Chrome also won the Eclipse for 3-year-old males, getting more than three times the first-place nods that went to Breeders' Cup Classic champion Bayern. “This has been an incredible journey,” said Steve Coburn, California Chrome's co-owner. California...

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