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Chief Bearhart

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.

Lifetime Stats

Earnings
$
Breeders’ Cup Winner
1997 Turf

Previous Races

DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 29, 1998Japan CupTOKYO14
November 07, 1998Breeders' Cup TurfCHURCHILL DOWNS14
October 18, 1998Canadian International S.WOODBINE12
September 27, 1998Sky Classic H.WOODBINE 1
September 05, 1998Niagara Breeders' Cup H.WOODBINE 1
August 15, 1998Sword Dancer Invitational H.SARATOGA15
July 11, 1998Bowling Green H.BELMONT PARK23
June 06, 1998Manhattan H.BELMONT PARK11
April 22, 1998Elkhorn S.KEENELAND32
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 08, 1997Breeders' Cup TurfHOLLYWOOD PARK11
October 19, 1997Canadian International S.WOODBINE11
September 28, 1997Sky Classic H.WOODBINE 1
July 04, 1997Stars and Stripes Breeders' Cup Turf H.ARLINGTON32
June 14, 1997King Edward Breeders' Cup H.WOODBINE31
April 25, 1997Elkhorn S.KEENELAND31
April 11, 1997Maker's Mark Mile S.KEENELAND32
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
October 26, 1996Breeders' Cup TurfWOODBINE111
September 29, 1996Canadian International S.WOODBINE12
August 25, 1996Breeders' S.WOODBINE 1
July 25, 1996 WOODBINE 1
July 07, 1996Queen's Plate S.WOODBINE 4
June 23, 1996Plate Trial S.WOODBINE 3
May 26, 1996 WOODBINE 1
April 13, 1996 KEENELAND 3
March 23, 1996 FAIR GROUNDS 1
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
June 25, 1995 WOODBINE 4