Artist Jaime Corum features California Chrome, winner of the 2014 Secretariat "Vox Populi" Award. The flashy colt captured the hearts and imagination of fans across the country throughout his stellar three-year-old racing campaign. After impressive victories in the San Felipe Stakes and Santa Anita Derby early in the season, California Chrome steamrolled into the spring classics with a loyal and rapidly growing following affectionately known as "Chromies."
The nation cheered Chrome's triumphant performances in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, however history and his bid to sweep the Triple Crown was denied after sustaining an injury at the start of the Belmont Stakes. California Chrome rebounded to finish the year on a high note, winning the Hollywood Derby in his first venture on the turf to push his 2014 earnings to more than $4 million with six wins in nine starts.
Jaime Corum's evocative image features the talented chestnut superstar in full tack with the distinctive purple and green blinkers representing the colors of owners Steve Coburn and Perry Martin's DAP Racing stable. The detailed portrait highlights Chrome's intelligent eye along with his prolific white muzzle markings and even the familiar equine nasal strip he wore when racing. A small Secretariat insignia adorns the lower left corner denoting the special honor of being selected as the "Vox Populi" winner. Measures 11" x 14" and printed on archival fine art stock with each piece signed by the artist.
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|California Chrome 2016|