California Chrome

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  • California Chrome filly, out of Beau Watch, in the center
    First Dude filly, out of Ballyhoo Kat by Storm Cat, on the outside

  • Yes, I still see ads for him at Taylor Made on tv. His ads should be taken down if they can. Its false advertisement at this point, but I'm sure everyone knows the news by now.
  • Not sure where to put this as it has to do with the Martins. They have privately purchased a very handsome veteran stallion named Peppered Cat.

    https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/237490/veteran-stallion-peppered-cat-relocated-to-louisiana
  • https://pedigreeid.com/california-chrome/?fbclid=IwAR3PXPy08jPkq826JpfbRr1b2VooQJNeHYT6BzErXmmG1_LElPKURfE3OUg

    The recent news of California Chrome’s pending acquisition as sire prospect to Japan adds another lawyer of intrigue to an already deliciously enticing argument. The lore of California Chrome’s mystique always escorts a set of narratives rife with heated debate and contentions. On one side are ardent fans who graciously bow at the altar of “Chromies” idols, while on the other side are die-hard blue-blooded bloodline believers who aspire to lessons of high-priced yearlings and proven six-figure stallions. There are naysayers who publicly profess to weaknesses in this maverick champion’s bloodlines. They see this type of stardom as uneasy, difficult to comprehend, or some weird form of distorted reality. Notwithstanding his charismatic style of winning, they write it off as an aberration, a freak of nature, or once in a lifetime oddity. Our role as analyst is different, we peep inside a pedigree in search of a promise; a promise for winning the next race, producing the next generation of champions.

  • @Especially_Horses see my comment in the bookings for 2020 page. Your thoughts?
  • edited December 2019
    I'm thinking it is all about breeding for the "commercial" market. The Tapit breeding was a no-brainer (yes, I know it was Martin who made that selection, but everyone understood why) and the $1.1 million sales tag for Fort McHenry proves that out. While breeding to MDO fits the commercial bill, getting a filly from that breeding takes it to the next level....IMO. If Henry and the POTN don't do much on the track I can't see a big return/or general interest on a LTC colt even if by MDO. Now that Henry is gelded there is a better chance that by the time the MDO comes around there will be some new Black Type under LTC. He has speed and might be able to carry it into the winners circle in a non-graded stakes, at the very least. Yeah, hopeful on my part, but that's one reason I follow racing....tomorrow is another day. :)
    sarinne said:

    @Especially_Horses see my comment in the bookings for 2020 page. Your thoughts?

  • Colerful Chrome the first "known" CC who will not be trained to race.

  • Excellent post, EH. Well, she's definitely being sent to two-turn stallions, perhaps they are looking for buyers with Derby stars in their eyes (like Coolmore). I do so hope Fort McHenry succeeds in some aspect now that he's been gelded -- I haven't given up on him yet, he's only two and in his races he still looked very green.

    It will be interesting to see how Hope's Love and R Sunday Surprise foals do and if that has any affect on the commercial appeal of LTC's daughters (and who she is bred to in the future!). Do we already know what the Accelerate foal is?
  • What a big boned girl, wow.
  • edited December 2019
    She turns two on April 18, 2020 and there is going to be a birthday party for her that same day. I would plan to attend if not for the fact I have another trip already planned for that same weekend. I'll have to go see her on my own sometime in the summer of 2020. By then she should be under saddle and while I know this is really not likely to be granted, I really would like to be able to just sit on her for a photo. They can hold onto the bridle/halter for all I care, I'm not going to actually ask to ride her around a ring. I'm hoping since I won't be with the entire group that maybe they can accommodate one member. If Ann can sit on Coz, I hope I can sit on Colerful Chome. LOL.
    Rachel said:

    What a big boned girl, wow.

  • That would be amazing to see her in person.
  • She's beautiful, but looks like mom lol
  • edited December 2019
    California Chrome X She Cat filly has been named: She's So Cali

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  • BTW, she is a half-sister to this year's Grade II Remsen winner Shotski

    California Chrome X She Cat filly has been named: She's So Cali

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  • California Chrome x Laffina, 2018 colt. Half to Grade 1 winner and leading candidate for Two-year old filly champion Bast.

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  • Laffina really stamps her get. They all look the same, though Bast and this colt definitely got their heads from their sires. But the rest is all momma.
  • RachelRachel Member
    edited December 2019
    I can see the triangle shape in his hip. He looks nice so far, he'll be gorgeous once fully mature.
  • edited December 2019
    Bloodlines Presented By The Virginia Thoroughbred Association: Behind The Scenes Of California Chrome’s Sale To Japan

    https://www.paulickreport.com/features/bloodlines/bloodlines-presented-by-the-virginia-thoroughbred-association-behind-the-scenes-of-california-chromes-sale-to-japan/
  • This is hilarious and very telling...
    “A lot of commercial breeders didn't gravitate toward him like we'd hoped,” White said. In evaluating and acquiring racing prospects, advisers and buyers typically want to limit risk as much as possible; buyers and breeders want every one of them to look the same. “The Chromes came in all shapes, sizes, colors. A lot of them tended to look like the mares.”
  • California Chrome x Our Biggest Fan colt getting adjusted by the chiropractors last week at SBM Training Center in Ocala, Florida

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  • RachelRachel Member
    Horses tend to come in all shapes, sizes and colors. It's just not genetically possible for them all to come out looking perfect.
    whoodler said:

    This is hilarious and very telling...
    “A lot of commercial breeders didn't gravitate toward him like we'd hoped,” White said. In evaluating and acquiring racing prospects, advisers and buyers typically want to limit risk as much as possible; buyers and breeders want every one of them to look the same. “The Chromes came in all shapes, sizes, colors. A lot of them tended to look like the mares.”

  • Don't say that too loud.
    Someone might get upset.
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