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Kentucky Derby trainer gives winner California Chrome special care

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Caretakers for Kentucky Derby champ California Chrome are ensuring he is healthy after winning the roses Saturday.

Barn 20 was busy once again Sunday morning with fans and media. This is the normal routine for every horse after the race, including the winner of the Kentucky Derby.

Caretakers wrap his legs in bandages as a precaution and give him all the oats and hay he can eat.

After that, California Chrome came out of his barn for a quick bath to wash off the rest of the bandages.

Trainer Art Sherman said there were no worries for the Derby champion coming out of the race.

"He looked fine this morning and I had my vet over here. He was going to check him out for me. He's peaking now. I was over there. He bit me. He's like, 'Hey I just won the Derby.' 'You better behave yourself,' I told him. But he's such a cool horse. You gotta love him. He's such a personality," Sherman said.

Sherman used to be an exercise rider for 1955 Derby winner Swaps.

He ran into one of his fellow exercise riders from back in the day Sunday morning who congratulated him on the win of a lifetime.

It is impossible to root against the connections of California Chrome.

Blue collar people, living the dream.

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