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Post by CaliChrome on Wed Nov 09 2016, 19:38

He actually is quite old for a successful racehorse that hasn't been gelded (fixed, ultimate equipment change, Eek  ). 

You might find this interesting.

Racing News
California Chrome to Command $40,000 in 2017
11/08/2016 5:21 PM ET


[size=undefined]Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt[/size]
[size=undefined]California Chrome at Santa Anita[/size]

California Chrome  , the 2014 Horse of the Year and North America's all-time richest racehorse, will stand his first season at Taylor Made Farm in 2017 for an advertised fee of $40,000, Taylor Made president Duncan Taylor confirmed Nov. 8 during the opening session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. 
The initial stud fee for the 5-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit is at a range Taylor called "fair, maybe even a little lower than fair" and puts the chestnut colt at a level that should give him a competitive book of mares while allowing breeders room to make a profit.
To help get their future stallion off to a strong start, the Taylor Made team has already started purchasing mares to support the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) runner-up, purchasing the grade I placed Eskendereya filly Right There for $325,000 and graded stakes producer Uchitel for $420,000 under the name California Chrome, LLC during Keeneland's opening session.
"Our ultimate goal is, we're buying mares at this sale, we're studying what we're buying and we're going to do everything to make this horse the kind of stallion that he deserves to be," Taylor said. "We've had pedigree people look at it. You never know what goes, but it looks to me that (he has) Seattle Slew in the right place in the pedigree and Buckpasser...we think Empire Maker is a really good (cross), Scat Daddy, Arch, we've got a bunch of them picked out.
"There is a lot you can do with the pedigree so, we're fired up. We're letting the breeders make money and we're wanting to make the stallion."
California Chrome was caught in late stretch by Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Arrogate in the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park, his first loss in seven starts in 2016. Even with the defeat, the Art Sherman-trainee is expected to take home Horse of the Year honors once more as he previously notched sublime victories in the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I) March 26 as well as the Aug. 20 TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I)  and Oct. 1 Awesome Again (gr. I).
With his career earnings already at $14,452,650, California Chrome is slated to start in the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28—his expected final career outing.
"I never want to say 100% (that is his final start), you don't want to ever say never," Taylor said. "But the plan is right now to retire him and breed him (after the Pegasus World Cup). Is there a 5% chance (he could return) if the right thing happened and Sheikh Mohammed said there was some outlandish figure that he'd raise (the Dubai World Cup) purse to, and he ran and vetted just perfect? And even then we might not do it. You can't predict.
"But our plan right now, barring something unforeseen happening, is to breed him next year."
California Chrome will become the highest priced stallion on the Taylor Made roster with fellow first-year sire Mshawish   set to stand for $20,000.


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Post by CaliChrome on Wed Nov 09 2016, 19:42

Also, he has earned over $14 Million during his 25 race career.  (25-15-4-1)

More info https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=9074807®istry=T&rbt=TB.


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Post by Irisa on Wed Nov 09 2016, 20:14

glad you found a place where you can finally post, CaliChrome.  welcome


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Post by CaliChrome on Wed Nov 09 2016, 20:24

Thank You!


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Post by GuineaUp on Wed Nov 09 2016, 20:35

I'm a horsey girl... just a not a race horsey girl, lol... but when I heard his name all over the news channels (and of him being out of Yuba City) years ago I instantly became a fan. He's awesome, and oh so gorgeous, hope he produces many champions all thru/during his retirement win Soooo...  how much money have you won betting on him, lol  making money making money making money


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Post by CaliChrome on Wed Nov 09 2016, 22:18

Zip, zero, nada.  I only bet when I get to a track.  While I could bet online here in Montana, I'd be broke so fast it is better that I don't.  broke


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Post by Will*O*Wisp on Wed Nov 09 2016, 22:37

hiya Hi CC!  I like horses very much, but can't afford one. It would be fun to see a horse race; maybe I'll get a chance sometime.


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Post by CaliChrome on Wed Nov 09 2016, 22:55

Trying to remember where you are generally located.  Was it Florida?  If so, there are several tracks you could attend.  Gulfstream Park, Tampa Bay Downs and Hialeah (only Quarter Horse racing there now if I remember correctly but a beautiful park).  If you are closer to Arkansas Oaklawn Park is also beautiful.  Keep in mind that while training may go on all year at tracks, racing days are usually limited so that all tracks in a geographic area aren't competing against each other for patrons.  Most have websites with their racing calendar listed.  red smile


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Post by Will*O*Wisp on Wed Nov 09 2016, 23:13

Florida panhandle. I will have to check online for a track near me.  Thanks for the info!


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Post by CaliChrome on Wed Nov 09 2016, 23:21

Louisiana has several tracks too but I don't know much about them.  I think they are a more "casual" type of track.  More grass roots.


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Post by GuineaUp on Wed Nov 09 2016, 23:27

I have 4 and 1/2 horses (the 1/2 is a mini, lol). And a wild burro from BLM. The 4 big horses are just quarter horses tho (a bay, a buckskin and 2 paints), not even close to race horses. They are so fat, lazy and old they only run fast to the feeder. Lmao belly laugh


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Post by CaliChrome on Wed Nov 09 2016, 23:31

At this point in time I only have one.  Quarter horse type with no papers.  Think they were breeding for black and got dark bay/brown instead. She makes a good pasture ornament, lol!  At one time in my life I had 6.  A bit more work than I wanted.  Several breeds and crossbreds.  Never owned a burro.  Thanks for giving that one a home as those that BLM rounds up and don't get a good home, don't always have a good life.


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Post by GuineaUp on Thu Nov 10 2016, 00:09

Horses are a LOT of work... (and money to feed!). Beautiful pasture ornaments they do make tho, lol.


I got the burro off of craigs list lol, the lady that had him was in over her head with 2 so he was free, and she even delivered him to me. She had them both in with her goat herd but apparently he wore out his welcome, lol. He is a major butthead for hoof trims, worming, vetting etc, and sometime refuses to be led anywhere GaaH! unless I tie him to the back of my quad and start it up lol, then he knows he better get a move on lol (someone else taught him that, not me... but if it works it works, right???). All of his buttheadedness aside, he does a great job of keeping the predators out of my pastures, and keeping my goats and poultry safe (which is why I got him). He even tattles on anyone (kids on motorcycles usually) goofing off down on the road below my fence line. He will bray and bray and bray until they leave lol. viking battlecry


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Post by CaliChrome on Thu Nov 10 2016, 00:23

Technically if she adopted him from the BLM, she couldn't sell him for at least a number of years.  But I'm glad he not only got a good home but is earning his keep even if he is "stubborn" about vet work etc.


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Post by puppiesnponies on Thu Nov 10 2016, 12:56

It is early here and I'm enjoying the horse stories so much love it

I no longer have any horses but very fond memories of when I did. My last equine was a small standard donkey (think the size of a Shetland pony) named Lucy. She was with Mom's herd and just the sweetest girl.


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