HALL OF CHAMPIONS

Chief's Crown

  • Jockey
    D. MacBeth
  • Trainer
    R. Laurin
  • Owner
    Star Crown Stables
  • Breeder
    Carl Rosen
  • Sire
    Danzig
  • Dam
    Six Crowns

Much was expected of Chief’s Crown when the colt launched his career as a 2-year-old in 1984 with trainer Roger Laurin for owner Star Crown Stable, the family of the late Carl Rosen. After three major stakes victories in New York early in his juvenile campaign, Laurin took Chief’s Crown west where he won the Norfolk Stakes at Santa Anita as a final tune-up for victory in the first ever Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Hollywood Park. The victory sealed an Eclipse Award title for Chief’s Crown. By most standards, Chief’s Crown had an exceptional 3-year-old season in 1985 with victories in the Flamingo Stakes, Blue Grass Stakes, Travers Stakes and Marlboro Cup, but remains best known in history as the beaten favorite in all three Triple Crown events that spring. In a final chance to end a frustrating season on a high note, Chief’s Crown finished fourth as the favorite behind Proud Truth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Previous Races

ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 02, 1985Breeders' Cup ClassicAQUEDUCT14
October 13, 1985 BELMONT PARK 1
September 14, 1985Marlboro CupBELMONT PARK11
August 31, 1985Woodward S.BELMONT PARK13
August 17, 1985Travers S.SARATOGA11
August 03, 1985Tell S.SARATOGA 4
June 08, 1985Belmont S.BELMONT PARK13
May 18, 1985Preakness S.PIMLICO12
May 04, 1985Kentucky DerbyCHURCHILL DOWNS13
April 25, 1985Blue Grass S.KEENELAND11
March 30, 1985Flamingo S.HIALEAH PARK11
March 02, 1985Swale S.GULFSTREAM PARK 1
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 10, 1984Breeders' Cup JuvenileHOLLYWOOD PARK11
October 27, 1984Norfolk S.SANTA ANITA PARK11
October 06, 1984Cowdin S.BELMONT PARK11
September 15, 1984Futurity S.BELMONT PARK12
August 26, 1984Hopeful S.SARATOGA11
August 03, 1984Saratoga SpecialSARATOGA21
July 05, 1984 BELMONT PARK 1
June 22, 1984 BELMONT PARK 2
June 13, 1984 BELMONT PARK 4