They have a 77-year-old trainer who thought his big-time days were over, and a jockey who grew up afraid of horses.
They pulled California Chrome's name out of Coburn's cowboy hat. If not for the luck of the draw the horse could have been named Seabisquick.
California Chrome a horse of a uniting color
Here's hoping he wins!
The race is tomorrow, Saturday, late afternoon Eastern time, usually on NBC.