Capturing that moment in time when you are one with your surroundings. Feeding the fires of memory and reflection.
California Chrome San Diego Handicap
It a warm, beautiful July day at Del Mar Fairgrounds
The crowds are out to see California Chrome go up against Dortmund in the San Diego Handicap
It’s time for Chrome to appear.
The crowd closes in for a close look at Chrome.
Dortmund the top challenger
Dortmund is a big, strong boy.
California Chrome posing .
Legendary trainer Bob Baffert with jockey Gary Stevens.
Jockey Victor Espinoza gives Chrome the eye.
They are off.
California Chrome stumbles out of the gate but recovers, surging forward.
Chrome gets the positon he wants as they head down the straightaway for the first time.
Espinoza has to keep Chrome from taking off to the lead.
Down the stretch was an epic battle .
The lead went back and forth several times.
Neck to neck!
Chrome gives it all.
The slightest of leads.
One last thrust to the finish.
California Chrome wins by a nose.
Jockey Victor Espinoza waves to the crowd as Chrome struts!
What a race.
A proud champion.