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Santa Anita Derby (racehorse)
California Chrome 'a happy boy' ahead of Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic

ARCADIA, Calif. Maybe it's the beautiful weather, the fast racetrack or the familiarity of his old stall in Barn 56, but California Chrome loves Santa Anita. But how he shows his joy can cause concern. Assistant trainer Alan Sherman has had his hands full trying to keep the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner on the ground as the chestnut colt prepares for Saturday's $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, one of 14 races over two days at Santa Anita. "He's just a happy boy," Sherman said Wednesday. "He knows it's getting close to game day. He loves it here." Some of that enthusiasm can be scary. While schooling in the Santa Anita paddock Tuesday,...

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