California Chrome Shuttles To Chile
US champion California Chrome will shuttle to Haras Sumaya Stud in Chile for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
The deal was brokered by Chile’s Sullivan Bloodstock in conjunction with Taylor Made Bloodstock.
“California Chrome has generated a lot of interest from the Southern Hemisphere, so we agreed to explore the option of shuttling. We are very happy to partner with Sumaya Stud, and feel extremely comfortable that it’s a great situation for California Chrome,” said Duncan Taylor, president and CEO of Taylor Made Farm.
“This was a decision that was not taken lightly. Ben Taylor and I flew down to see several potential farms and did an extensive amount of due diligence, evaluating whether or not there was a situation that met a very high set of standards established by our entire advisory team and our shareholders.”
“The health and safety of California Chrome, quality of facilities, experience of staff and reputation of the farm were all paramount.”
Taylor Made Stallions personnel will accompany California Chrome during his time at Sumaya Stud.
The newly-retired California Chrome is currently in the second month of his debut season at stud at Taylor Made Stallions in Kentucky.
A two-time US Horse of the Year, California Chrome won seven G1 races and $14,752,650 during his illustrious racing career including the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Dubai World Cup and Pacific Classic.
California Chrome won 15 stakes races from 27 starts.
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