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27 Sept 2020

Rae Guest - California Chrome Progeny at Chestnut Tree Stables

If you look to your left, you will see our selection of Daily Trainer Blogs. It updates automatically and a great way to learn about the latest news from thorough bred horse trainers big and small. 

In fact, reading one of the updates inspired this post. 

It relates to the exceptional California Chrome, who I'm sure you will know is one of the best race horses to ever set foot on course. 

If you are unfamiliar with California Chrome (pictured), take a look at Wikipedia and learn about this amazing horse. It's probably easier to detail which races he didn't win! 

Anyway, a very brief review saw this son of Lucky Pulpit race 27 times and achieve 16 win, 4 seconds and 1 third place racing from April 2013 - January 2017. He raced predominantly in the United States, although very much a globe trotter heading to Meydan, United Arab Emirates three times, winning huge prize money along the way.

He won almost £10M in total prize earnings. 

He achieved an official rating of 133. 

Since 2017, he has been standing at Taylor Made Farm, Kentucky as a stallion. His stud fee is set at $30,000. 

Readers may remember he was sent to the UK back in 2015 to contest the Prince Of Wales Stakes (Group 1) but withdrawn as a non runner with a self certificate. 

As it happened, former owners of California Chrome, Perry & Denise Martin, are sending one of his progeny to be trained by Rae Guest at Chestnut Tree Stables, Hamilton Road, Newmarket. 

California Chrome stayed at the stables on his build-up for the Prince Of Wales Stakes. 

The mare, called Berryessa, was trained by Guest back in 2017/18. She was part of a three-horse syndicate Rae Guest and the Martins joined, with Berryessa, one of the three horses. 

Berryessa ran 13 times and tasted success twice, runner-up on three occasions. 

The 2020 filly is being brought over by the Martins. 

Guest said: ''It will be great to see them again.''

Take a look at the unnamed filly here. 

Good luck to connections.