California Chrome to Command $40,000 in 2017

California Chrome, the 2014 Horse of the Year and North America's all-time richest racehorse, will stand his first season at Taylor Made Farm in 2017 for an advertised fee of $40,000, Taylor Made president Duncan Taylor confirmed Nov. 8 during the opening session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. 

The initial stud fee for the 5-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit is at a range Taylor called "fair, maybe even a little lower than fair" and puts the chestnut colt at a level that should give him a competitive book of mares while allowing breeders room to make a profit.

To help get their future stallion off to a strong start, the Taylor Made team has already started purchasing mares to support the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) runner-up, purchasing the grade I placed Eskendereya filly Right There for $325,000 and graded stakes producer Uchitel for $420,000 under the name California Chrome, LLC during Keeneland's opening session.