Faversham (Lucky Pulpit–Love the Chase, by Not For Love), a two-time winner and full-brother to two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, has been retired from racing to stand at Daehling Ranch in Northern California. His 2021 fee is $2,000, live foal guarantee. Lifetime breeding rights are available for $4,500.
The 5-year-old was campaigned by his co-breeders, Perry and Denise Martin of Martin Racing, who also co-bred and raced California Chrome.
After standing his first three seasons in Kentucky, with two additional Southern Hemisphere stints in Chile, California Chrome was purchased privately in late 2019 by Japan-based connections, and stood at Arrow Stud in that country this year.
“Faversham overcame several obstacles, including a torn tendon, to win races in California and Kentucky for us,” Perry Martin said. “He always tried his best and managed to carve his own identity from the immense shadow cast by his big brother, who was the rarest of all Thoroughbreds–the horse of a lifetime.”
“We are thrilled to bring him home to California, where the legendary story of California Chrome started, and to offer his proven bloodlines at an affordable price for breeders on a budget.”