This video proves that riding a racehorse like California Chrome is just as awesome as you thought it would be.
As the Kentucky Derby approaches once again and the world prepares for the “greatest two minutes in sports,” it’s easy to look at the lineup of horses and imagine yourself aboard one of the sleek Thoroughbreds, galloping all out, their powerful legs devouring the open track.
But now, thanks to the beauty of GoPro, you no longer have to do so much imagining.
The video shows Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome exercising at Los Alamitos before his Triple Crown campaign, but it offers an extremely unique view — the view from his back. The view usually only a rider gets to experience.
From exercise rider William Delgado’s quiet commands to Chrome’s streaming mane and effortless movement, this video is an intimate look at all the things a regular camera angle just can’t capture.
California Chrome may not have taken the entire Triple Crown, but this Derby and Preakness winner is clearly a champion.
If you have any doubt, just look at how fast that track zips by.