California Chrome's dam to sell

oldgraymare
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Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:49 pm

Perry Martin will be selling Love The Chase at FT in Nov. He needs cash to buy mares for CC. What does everyone think of this?

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... t-november
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Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:57 pm

It makes financial sense. Not very sentimental, but Martin has never seemed like a very sentimental sort. :roll:
Since the odds are stacked against Love the Chase reproducing a horse of 'Chrome's caliber, it's logical to use proceeds from her sale to acquire mares to breed to CC. Pretty sure that someone will want to try the genetics lottery with a mare who produced a horse as good as 'Chrome...and it doesn't hurt that she's in foal to Tapit. :P
Doesn't Martin (or a partnership with Coburn?) still own a full sister to 'Chrome? If so, they still have a young prospective broodmare with Love the Chase's genetics.
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Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:03 pm

Uh oh, cue the crazies and the "omg so greedy, she's going to sell to Japan and die omg, greed, blah blah" stuff :roll:

Coburn owns a full sister (R Sunday Surprise), Martin owns a full sister (Hope's Love), and there's also a full brother (Faversham), a yearling colt, that one of them, or maybe both of them, still owns.


ETA: I couldn't resist, I looked. The Bring Chrome Home Facebook page doesn't disappoint! This article is already posted and the words "greed", "Japan", and "the Coburns should buy her" were used multiple times :lol:
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BlindLucky wrote:Uh oh, cue the crazies and the "omg so greedy, she's going to sell to Japan and die omg, greed, blah blah" stuff :roll:

Coburn owns a full sister (R Sunday Surprise), Martin owns a full sister (Hope's Love), and there's also a full brother (Faversham), a yearling colt, that one of them, or maybe both of them, still owns.


ETA: I couldn't resist, I looked. The Bring Chrome Home Facebook page doesn't disappoint! This article is already posted and the words "greed", "Japan", and "the Coburns should buy her" were used multiple times :lol:
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Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:49 pm

Horse is red meat, so wouldn't that be 'she'll make delicious steak tartare?' :P
I know, I know....I shouldn't tease the "Chromies."
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Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:56 pm

Breeding to Tapit makes sense - he's the top North American stallion, and it's the same cross as Lucky Pulpit!
I'm guessing she'd sell for $2-3 million - there is no way she produces another Chrome.
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Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:18 am

I bet he puts a huge reserve on her and she's a RNA.
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Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:23 am

I don't think she breaks 2 million tbh. Ie oils T be surprised if she RNAs then he attempts a private sale.
I believe both R Sunday Surprise and Hope's Love have failed to win thus far. (Unlike say, Littleprincessemma who currently has produced winners from all of her starters). Granted Sunday has only had one try and she hit the board but Hope has hit the board only once in 5 tries. Not very encouraging. Strike one.
She herself accomplished nothing of note on the track. She doesn't have exactly hard-hitting parents from a breeding point of view. Strike two.

That being said I actually do think she has a very rich interesting pedigree if you go a little further up. With all that Northern Dancer inbreeding, the Ribot, and the many other UK/Ire/Euro horses she might be able to produce something interesting on the turf, maybe.

And they are smart about the timing since all eyes are on Chrome at the moment.
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Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:08 pm

Actually the younger filly, R Sunday Surprise, has two starts, a 3rd in her debut and a 5th more recently. She's entered to run tomorrow at Del Mar.
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Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:37 pm

Flanders wrote:I bet he puts a huge reserve on her and she's a RNA.
Absolutely. I'd bet money on that one. Small chance of private sale after she runs through as an RNA, with no price disclosed :D
She's mostly worth the Tapit foal she's carrying, and most of those are better bred.
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Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:09 pm

He's banking on Chrome winning the BC Classic, since that's Saturday night and his dam sells two nights later. Couldn't get the iron any hotter, I'm sure he's thinking--and he'd be right.

So yeah, probably a really high reserve :lol:
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Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:00 pm

I sense that she will RNA and one of the Yoshida's will purchase her privately shortly after
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If she is sold to international buyers, the internet is going to be really fun the few days after the sale.
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Mel Mae wrote:If she is sold to international buyers, the internet is going to be really fun the few days after the sale.
i'm almost hoping she is. chrome ran well on turf*, so maybe sending her to more grass oriented stallions will be good for her.

* i understand chrome's a freak and that the field was meh and blahblah but, i'm still curious.
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He beat Lexie Lou pretty soundly, she's not too shabby.
Talco and Flamboyant both turned out to be pretty solid stakes horses.
In hindsight that Hollywood Derby was better than we gave it credit.
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Izvestia wrote:He beat Lexie Lou pretty soundly, she's not too shabby.
Talco and Flamboyant both turned out to be pretty solid stakes horses.
In hindsight that Hollywood Derby was better than we gave it credit.
i didn't even go back over it, mostly i just covered arguments against his turf race that i imagined would pop up. you're right, that was a pretty impressive bunch, now that i look at those names. it makes me even more hopeful she heads to japan.
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sweettalk wrote:
Izvestia wrote:He beat Lexie Lou pretty soundly, she's not too shabby.
Talco and Flamboyant both turned out to be pretty solid stakes horses.
In hindsight that Hollywood Derby was better than we gave it credit.
i didn't even go back over it, mostly i just covered arguments against his turf race that i imagined would pop up. you're right, that was a pretty impressive bunch, now that i look at those names. it makes me even more hopeful she heads to japan.
Admit it, you just want to read the internet comments!
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CoronadosQuest wrote:
sweettalk wrote:
Izvestia wrote:He beat Lexie Lou pretty soundly, she's not too shabby.
Talco and Flamboyant both turned out to be pretty solid stakes horses.
In hindsight that Hollywood Derby was better than we gave it credit.
i didn't even go back over it, mostly i just covered arguments against his turf race that i imagined would pop up. you're right, that was a pretty impressive bunch, now that i look at those names. it makes me even more hopeful she heads to japan.
Admit it, you just want to read the internet comments!
pft, who DOESNT?? :lol:
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If you want to read :roll:-worthy internet comments, go to the Bring Chrome Home page on Facebook. It never disappoints. You'll give yourself a pair of black eyes from banging your face against your desk and/or closest wall over and over and over again :lol:
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sweettalk wrote:
Mel Mae wrote:If she is sold to international buyers, the internet is going to be really fun the few days after the sale.
i'm almost hoping she is. chrome ran well on turf*, so maybe sending her to more grass oriented stallions will be good for her.

* i understand chrome's a freak and that the field was meh and blahblah but, i'm still curious.
I've been going back and forth on if Coolmore will buy her for Galileo and co. Part of me says they may be interested and another part says her family isn't good enough. I think she'll be in the price range for the Japanese though so that could be interesting. Especially if you like the "OMG! THEY EAT ALL THEIR HORSES!?!?!?@?#?!#@!2432312232!~" comments.
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