BreederRichard 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.
|June 25, 1995||WOODBINE||4|