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Chance Shot (horse racing)

Chance Shot
Sire Fair Play
Dam Quelle Chance
Grandsire Hastings
Damsire Ethelbert
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1924
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder August Belmont, Jr.
Owner Joseph E. Widener
Trainer Pete Coyne
Record 22:8-7-0
Earnings $142,277
Chance Shot is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Quelle Chance by Fair Play. He was born around 1924 in the United States, and was bred by August Belmont, Jr..
Major wins

National Stallion Stakes (1926)
Saratoga Special Stakes (1926)
Withers Stakes (1927)
Saratoga Handicap (1928)
Merchants and Citizens Handicap (1928)

American Classic Race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1927)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on January 22, 2008

Chance Shot (foaled 1924 in Kentucky) was an American-bred Thoroughbred stallion racehorse. Bred by August Belmont, Jr., he was sired by the great Fair Play, which made him a half brother to Man o' War, out of the French mare Quelle Chance. He was a full brother to stakes winner and 2-time leading sire Chance Play.

Trained by Pete Coyne and ridden by Earl Sande, Chance Shot was a stakes winner at 2, 3, and 4, but is best known for winning the 1927 Belmont Stakes.


Upon retirement, he was sent to Elmendorf Stud in 1930 to replace his sire, Fair Play, who had died in 1939. He was very successful as a stud, siring the 1934 Belmont Stakes winner, Peace Shot, as well as the champion filly Fairy Chant, Bushwacker, Shot Put, Chance Sun, and Your Chance.

Upon his death in 1952, he was buried at Normandy Farm, a portion of Elmendorf Stud that had been renamed.



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