Sunday Video: Meet California Chrome’s Groom

The Bloodhorse put together a great video featuring Raul Rodriguez, the 57-year-old groom for California Chrome.  With over thirty years’ experience, Raul is considered the right-hand-man in trainer Art Sherman’s barn; he is responsible for the horse’s daily care, happiness, and well-being, just like a head groom in an event barn.  While grooms are often overlooked in a top horse’s success, there is no doubt they play a huge part.  It was refreshing to hear California Chrome’s co-owner Steve Coburn give plenty of praise and gratitude to Raul Rodriguez in the winners circle yesterday after the Preakness.

 

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