California Chrome’s first crop of foals is being born. The first is a strapping big colt out of Pay the Man on January 20th at Calumet Farm. While Chrome needs no
introduction, this youngster’s dam is impressive in her own right. Pay the Man is the highest-earning Ohio-bred filly in history. She won 27 of 76 starts over nine seasons of racing for $1,058,511, highlighted by 21 statebred stakes victories and 14 additional stakes placings. She was purchased as a broodmare for $95,000 and this is her third foal.
California Chrome’s second foal was born just two days later, also a colt.
California Chrome was bred to a reported 145 mares in 2017 with a stud fee of $40,000. Prepare for a cuteness overload.