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California Chrome is led to the Kentucky Derby. Photo courtesy Wendy Wooley/Equi Sport Photos

Chrome’s pony is hot stuff, won $4 million racing

The din of loudspeakers and jubilant Kentucky Derby crowds failed to jangle the nerves of the classy bay Thoroughbred who once ran the Derby himself, placing 3rd in 2002, and who this year led Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome to the starting gate. With the steely confidence of an alpha male who’d been there before, now dressed in purple flowers in his neatly braided mane, Perfect Drift moved alongside the flashy red racehorse who won the Derby (and later the Preakness) and stands at history’s door. In a career that earned more than $4.7 million, Perfect Drift’s career highlights include […]