California Chrome Wins Horse Of The Year
California Chrome was named the National Thoroughbred Association's Horse of the Year for the second time over the weekend.
The 2014 Horse of the Year winner, after winning both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes that year, California Chrome took home Eclipse awards on Saturday night, including the 2016 Horse of the Year, best in the older dirt male division, and moment of the year for his victory at the Dubai World Cup.
The all-time leading North American horse in earnings won, California Chrome is the eighth horse to win Horse of the Year multiple times, and joins John Henry as only to do so in non-consecutive years.
California Chrome beat out Arrogate, who beat California Chrome in the Breeders' Cup Classic, and Songbird for horse of the year.
California Chrome will face Arrogate on Saturday, in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park, in his final race ever.
The Eclipse Awards are selected by voters from Daily Racing Form, the NTRA and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters.