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California Chrome trainer Art Sherman revels in Triple Crown spotlight
California Chrome trainer Art Sherman revels in Triple Crown spotlight

BALTIMORE — In a sport that seems to exist with a little cloud over its head, Art Sherman has become the Sunshine Boy. Neil Simon didn't have to write anything. At 77, Sherman's real-life portrayal is true to the title and much brighter than George Burns and Walter Matthau's. Sherman is living the lyric from the classic movie "Dirty Dancing": "I've had the time of my life … never felt this way before." "If this is my fate," he said, "I'm all for it." Sherman and the march to horse racing's Triple Crown were made for each other. His horse, of course, has to do all the heavy lifting, but there seldom has been a better spokesman for the effort. Racing hasn't had a Triple Crown...

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