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California Chrome Dam To Visit Pioneerof The Nile
Love The Chase, the dam of California Chrome, is set to be covered by Pioneerof The Nile, reports Racing Post. Pioneerof The Nile (Empire Maker), who stands at WinStar Farm in Kentucky, is best known as the sire of US Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. Love The Chase, by Not For Love, was purchased by John McCormack Bloodstock at the Fasig-Tipton November Mixed Sale for US$1.95 million in foal to two-time champion sire Tapit. Love The Chase has had three foals to race, all by Lucky Pulpit with easily her best performed progeny to date being 2014 US Horse of the Year California Chrome. The Kentucky Derby, Dubai World Cup and Preakness Stakes winner's record currently reads 15 wins from 25 starts for US$14,446,218 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. California Chrome is set to have his next start in the inaugural running of the US$12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on 28 January.