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By The Numbers

How much is California Chrome worth?

Conrad Wilson Jun 6, 2014
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California Chrome goes for horse racing’s Triple Crown this weekend at the Belmont Stakes. Even if he wins, the horse won’t likely sell for the top rates — as high as $60 million — that we’ve seen in the past.

So here’s a look at some of the other numbers around the horse:

1978

The last year there was a Triple Crown winner. The horse was named Affirmed.

11

The number of horses that Daily Racing Forum says have been in a similar position to California Chrome since 1978.

$15 million

How much Peter Bradley III, one of the top bloodstock agents in the country for thoroughbred racing, guesses California Chrome is worth today. Others in the horse racing industry say he’s worth a few million more, or a few million less.

$30 million

How much California Chrome’s trainer, Art Sherman, says the horse is worth.

1

The number of shoe companies sponsoring California Chrome. This week, Skechers announced they were going to sponsor the horse. Though, don’t get excited for a horse in sneakers — California Chrome’s trainers will be the ones sporting Skechers’ shoes.

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