It's been too long since I have posted anything. I've traveled to Michigan to participate in an amazing production to raise money for my high school's alumni foundation, seen the summer meet wrap up at Del Mar and been to a peaceful (by comparison) opening day as the meet commenced at Los Alamitos. Getting up at crazy hours to keep up with Team Sherman has my sleep out of whack, but it has its perks!
Much has been posted about California Chrome's great workout in front of the appreciative crowd at Los Alamitos on Saturday. What a thrill to watch him roll down the home stretch! Chrome is a true race horse, he knows his job, and he LOVES the show. He showed up in the afternoon looking like a different horse than in past early morning workouts. It was clear that everyone in the Sherman camp was pleased with his work.
So now we're getting ready to head to Pennsylvania. That's right - I'm going! Alan and Art asked me to help out with media relations and to take the intimate, behind the scenes photos that are my speciality. We'll arrive in Philadelphia on Monday night and be ready for Chrome's plane to land on Tuesday morning. Why fly the horse out to PA when there is another race at Santa Anita the following week? The Pennsylvania Derby is for three year olds, so it will be a great warm up race for him. The Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita will include older and more developed horses - it would be like sending the best 14-year old miler to run against 20-year olds contending for the Olympics. Not an even race. On top of that, he flies really well.
I'll be posting regularly next week as we travel and prepare for the race on 9/20, so stay tuned. Go Chrome!