Love the Chase, dam of dual classic winner and 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome , brought $1.95 million at the Fasig-Tipton November sale Nov. 7 in Lexington. Bloodstock agent John McCormack signed the ticket for the daughter of Not For Love offered by Taylor Made Sales.
"She was a nice mare, physically, she had a lovely quality," said McCormack, who did not identify his client. "It's right there for everyone to see that she’s the dam of a Horse of the Year and in foal to Tapit . You can hope and believe that the story will get better and not stay static just where it is. California Chrome is a lovely looking horse; he’s a very good horse, he’s a very honest horse, and he’s a deserved champion. And when a mare like this comes into the ring producing the horse of the caliber that she has, you have to pay the market price and I thought this was the market price."
McCormack said the mare will remain in the United States.