TapitsGal wrote:Trumpeting Chrome as going on to be a better sire than Tapit when he hasn't even bred a mare yet.... that's ummm a lofty goal isn't it?
Definitely. In typical blustery Perry Martin fashion, he aims for the farthest star out there. Nothing wrong with having big dreams, but he doesn't seem to be a man who knows how to temper his public statements and it comes off badly. Given that we are all flawed human beings, I don't fault him for it while at the same time wishing he would learn to tone himself down. A little humility from Martin would be very welcome. The reason is that some people hold the Martin antics against the horse, and I wish that wasn't the case.
Aside from Martin's typical boastful behavior, the Taylor Made folks seem to be doing a thoughtful job of selecting mares to give Chrome every chance to make it as a sire. I am a little concerned that they are going to rush him into breeding directly off the track without the usual let-down period. I have zero experience breeding horses, so don't know what impact, if any, that might have on Chrome.