Submitted by John Piesen on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 12:00 AM
California Chrome heading to Pimlico early
LOUSIVILLE, Ky. - Derby winner California Chrome will be flown to Maryland next Monday, May 12, after trainer Art Sherman asked to send the colt on a flight from Louisville to Maryland earlier than the traditional Wednesday before the race.
Buddy Fife, the Louisville-based booking agent for the Tex Sutton Forwarding Co., said Monday that the equine charter-flight company is firming up plans to have two flights.
“We’re going to accommodate Art and have a flight on Monday and Wednesday of Preakness week,” said Fife. “Whoever wants to go with the Derby winner will go Monday and the others will go Wednesday.”