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California Chrome Settles In At Taylor Made
California Chrome has arrived safe and well at his new home at Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky, reports Blood Horse. The curtain came down on the dual US Horse of the Year's racing career when he finished a disappointing ninth behind Arrogate in last Saturday's US$12 million Gr1 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park. Connections initially feared the 6YO had sustained an injury due to swelling on his right knee, but x-rays cleared him of any damage. "They thought that when he jogged he may have been a little off in the right front, and they thought there might have been a little heat in his right knee," Duncan Taylor said. "We've been X-raying him after every race, so we went ahead and did a full set of X-rays and everything looks good. There's not any problem there." Taylor said California Chrome had been well received by breeders. "He's settling in good, he's been out in his paddock and everything is going good so far," Taylor said. "We've had a really good response to the stud fee ($40,000). I haven't heard anybody saying 'You stood him too high. We're able to pick through the mares. We've had a really good response from the breeders." California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit-Love the Chase, by Not for Love) retires as the richest North American racehorse of all time with a record of 16 wins - including 7 wins at Gr1 level - from 27 starts and US$14,746,218 in prize money.