Duncan Taylor, president and CEO of Taylor Made Farm in Jessamine County, told the Blood-Horse the price was “fair, maybe even a little lower than fair.”
California Chrome, winner of the 2014 Kentucky Derby and North America’s richest racehorse, joins a Taylor Made stallion roster that also includes Mshawish ($20,000), Graydar ($12,500), Astrology ($6,500) and Northern Afleet ($6,500).
California Chrome is coming off a runner-up finish in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, which was won by Arrogate. The 5-year-old is preparing for what is expected to be his final career race, the Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28.
The Breeders’ Cup defeat was the first for California Chrome in 2016 after six consecutive victories.