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Chief Bearhart

Chief Bearhart

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
J. Santos
Trainer: 
M. Frostad
Owner: 
Sam-Son Farm
Breeder: 
Richard D. Maynard

Chief Bearhart stamped himself as one of the best three-year-old in his native Canada in 1996 before solidifying his reputation as simply the best grass horse in North America with a victory in the 1997 Breeders’ Cup Turf at Hollywood Park. As the favorite in the field of 11, Chief Bearhart came from the back of the pack to score a narrow victory in the closing strides. The triumph, bolstered by his Canadian International Stakes victory earlier in the year, earned him honors as the Eclipse Award winner as champion turf male. He remained in top form as a five-year-old in 1998, winning the Grade 1 Manhattan Handicap and running second in the Canadian International before returning to the Breeders’ Cup Turf to finish fourth at Churchill Downs. The son of inaugural Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Chief’s Crown was campaigned by Sam-Son Farm and was trained by Mark Frostad.

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  • 1997 Longines Turf

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

1997 Turf

Lifetime Stats

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Previous Races

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Pedigree

Chief Bearhart
Chief's Crown
Danzig
Northern Dancer
Pas de Nom
Six Crowns
Secretariat
Chris Evert
Amelia Bearhart
Bold Hour
Bold Ruler
Seven Thirty
Myrtlewood Lass
Ribot
Gold Digger

Career Highlights

March 3, 1996
Wins at Fair Grounds in second career start.
October 10, 1997
Wins Canadian International Handicap at Woodbine.
November 8, 1997
Wins Breeders’ Cup Turf at Hollywood Park.
November 7, 1998
Finishes fourth in Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs.
November 29, 1998
Finishes fourth in Japan Cup at Tokyo racecourse in final career start.
1996
1997
1998
1999
March 3, 1996
Wins at Fair Grounds in second career start.

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