The Price of ‘Chrome’: A Triple Crown Winner’s Worth?
As the racing world anxiously awaits California Chrome's bid for history in the Belmont Stakes, stallion farms are punching calculators to figure out what a Triple Crown winner might be worth to their operation.
Or maybe they aren't. Popularity on the racetrack hasn't always led to appeal in the breeding shed. While his humble beginnings make for a great story, Chrome's connections may have their work cut out convincing doubters about his value as a sire.
But critics of other Triple Crown contenders have eaten many words over the years.
The Paulick Report's Scott Jagow leads us through the decisions and pitfalls of valuing “Chrome.”