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Peace Chance

Peace Chance
Sire Chance Shot
Dam Peace
Grandsire Fair Play
Damsire Stefan The Great
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1931
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Elmendorf Farm
Owner Joseph E. Widener
Trainer Pete Coyne
Record 13: 5-5-0
Earnings $46,660
Peace Chance is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Peace by Chance Shot. He was born around 1931 in the United States, and was bred by Elmendorf Farm.
Major wins

Derby Trial Stakes (1934)

American Classic Race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1934)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Peace Chance (foaled 1931) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse who won the 1934 Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the U.S. Triple Crown series.

Peace Chance was bred and raced by Joseph E. Widener and trained by Pete Coyne who had won the 1927 Belmont Stakes with his sire, Chance Shot. At age two, the colt's best result was a second in the Remsen Stakes. At age three, he was ridden by 17-year-old jockey Wayne Wright to a new record for the mile in the 1934 Derby Trial Stakes. Wright was aboard the colt in the Kentucky Derby but Peace Chance was kicked by another horse at the start and finished far back in fifth place.

Peace Chance did not run in the Preakness Stakes, but defeated Preakness winner High Quest by six lengths in the Belmont Stakes. Following his win in the Belmont, Peace Chance was being prepared for the Arlington Classic when he suffered a career-ending injury.

Retired to stud, Peace Chance's progeny had limited success in racing but he did sire Arbitrator, dam of the very important broodmare Almahmoud. Peace Chance's offspring also produced the very important Champion sire, Halo.


  • Simon, F. Kevin, The WPA Guide to Kentucky (1996) University Press of Kentucky ISBN 978-0813108650


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