Pour One Out for California Chrome

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In California Chrome’s bid to win the Triple Crown (would’ve been the 12th horse and first since 1978 to sweep the Triple Crown races) he unfortunately, landed in fourth place.

To honor our fellow Californian we’ve dug up our favorite horse paintings and given them some of the weirdest (and totally real) names for a racehorse.


Guernica by Pablo Picasso

This poor tortured horse is Silent Witness.


The Temptation of St. Anthony by Salvador Dalí

Leggy McLeggerson here is Chili Pepper Pie.


Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David

This guy is Weekend Hussler.


The Horse Fair by Rosa Bonheur

From left to right: Kitten’s Joy, High Flyer, Pinprick, Hurry On, Ouija Board, Cobweb, Blue Train, Lush Lashes, The Tetrarch, JJ The Jet Plane, Queen’s Logic, White Moonstone, and Vodka.


Bay Horse in a Stable by Théodore Géricault

This guy looks just like California Chrome with the white stockings and blaze (the white part on his face) so he gets to be California Chrome too.  

By Lauren Dare

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Lauren Dare

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