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China Horse Club Buy Share In Chrome
Taylor Made Farm announced on Friday that the China Horse Club has purchased a share in 2014 US Horse of the year California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit-Love the Chase, by Not for Love). The 5YO, who is currently favourite for Saturday week's Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park, is co-owned by his co-breeder Perry Martin and Taylor Made, where he will stand once he retires from racing. “We’ve been talking to [the China Horse Club] for a while and it didn’t seem like we could ever decide on what to do,” Duncan Taylor told Thoroughbred daily News. “Finally, we basically sold one of Perry Martin’s shares. He has sold a few of them recently. He owns about 40% of the horse and he wants to get down to less than that. We are trying to get people who will support the horse with good mares, so when he does retire we will be able to get him the kind of book he deserves. We were very happy to have those guys join the syndicate. Those are the kind of people we need.” Undefeated in his six starts this year, California Chrome's record reads 15 wins from 24 starts for US$13,426,218 in earnings, making him the richest North American racehorse of all time ahead of 2008 Dubai World Cup winner Curlin with US$10,501,800. His next run will be the US$6 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita on 5 November.