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ELMONT, N.Y. — California Chrome assistant trainer Alan Sherman has half of his own personal daily double going into the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.
Sherman, 45, became a grandfather Wednesday afternoon when his daughter, Brianne, gave birth to a healthy, 6-pound boy. Sherman, who assists his father, Art, in training California Chrome, said before this week that he could be a proud grandfather and a Triple Crown winner by Saturday night. Now that he has a grandson, Logan, California Chrome needs to follow up with a win in the Belmont Stakes to make him the happiest man in America.
“I’ve got a new hunting and fishing buddy,” Sherman said. “A six-pounder. He’s definitely a keeper!”
Of course, this makes Art Sherman a great-grandfather.
Marc Weingarten was dodging raindrops outside California Chrome’s Barn 26 on Thursday morning. Weingarten, a big fan of horse racing, came up the comedy ranks with the likes of Jay Leno and David Letterman. He has a book, “Cape Comedy,” that is set at the 2002 Belmont Stakes. California Chrome’s jockey, Victor Espinoza, was aboard Triple Crown hopeful War Emblem that year, but War Emblem stumbled out of the gate and finished eighth in the Belmont.
Weingarten, who lives in Los Angeles, once owned the Ice House, a comedy club in Pasadena.
Tossing for big bucks
California Chrome is racing to win $800,000 Saturday, but two lucky people will get a chance to toss a horseshoe for $1 million. In the Knob Creek Horseshoe Toss, if one person gets a ringer, it’s worth $1 million. If both throw ringers, they split the $1 million. But the horseshoe can’t bounce in — it has to be a legitimate ringer.