CYPRESS, Calif. (Aug. 30, 2016) -- The most famous resident of Los Alamitos will be honored on "California Chrome Day'' Sept. 10 at the track.
In conjunction with a recent proclamation by officials from the city of Cypress, Calif., Los Alamitos will pay tribute to the richest racing Thoroughbred in North American history on the first Saturday of the Los Angeles County Fair at Los Alamitos meet.
A video montage will be shown at Los Alamitos featuring highlights of California Chrome's career and there will be a special presentation by Cypress city officials to members of the 5-year-old horse's team, including trainer Art Sherman. There will not be an appearance by California Chrome, who won the Grade I, $1 million TVG Pacific Classic Aug. 20 at Del Mar in his most recent race.
Additionally, there will be a plush toy giveaway—one per paid admission to the first 2,500 on-track patrons.
California Chrome, a son of Lucky Pulpit who has 10 graded stakes victories, is expected to make his next start in the Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.
The Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos begins Thursday, Sept. 8 and continues through Sunday, Sept. 25.