Is there something brewing with Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness favorite California Chrome? Reporter Brad Telias explains the colt's trainers say he's being treated for a minor throat irritation that's not expected to interfere with his run tomorrow in Baltimore.
"After coughing a bit while galloping on Thursday the California bred was examined and found to have a small blister and is being treated with a glycerine throat wash. Trainer Art Sherman said his colt is fine and had had it before the Derby and it went away," Telias said.
"The morning line 3-5 favorite was thoroughly examined after the coughing, with bloodwork done, and nothing but the blister was found," he added.
Yuba City Mayor Kash Gill, the City Council and all residents of Yuba City are wishing California Chrome and his owners Perry and Denise Martin the best of luck this weekend at the 139th Preakness Stakes. After winning the 140th Kentucky Derby, the first California horse to do so since 1962, California Chrome is poised for a chance to make history again Saturday in the second race toward the Triple Crown.
The Martins, who share ownership of the 3-year-old colt with Steve and Carolyn Coburn of Nevada, have lived in Yuba City for 20 years.