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USA TODAY Sports Horse trainer Art Sherman (in white) looks on as California Chrome gets a bath after a morning workout on Friday in preparation for the 2014 Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.

Belmont Stakes: Sherman’s patience finally pays off with Chrome

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NEW YORK — As any horse trainer will testify, patience is not so much a virtue but an occupational hazard.

For Art Sherman, the 77-year-old trainer of Triple Crown contender California Chrome, his persistence has been put to the ultimate test, a wait of almost 60 years for his first great horse.

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