|Royal Chocolate is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Rocket Shot by Amber Morn. He was born around 1970 in Canada, and was bred by Stafford Farms.|
Canadian Classic Race wins:|
Queen's Plate (1973)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Royal Chocolate (foaled 1970 in Ontario) was a Canadian Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred and raced by Jack Stafford's Stafford Farms of King City, Ontario, he was out of the mare Rocket Shot, a granddaughter of the influential sire, Princequillo who was a seven-time Leading broodmare sire in North America. Royal Chocolate was sired by Amber Morn whose French sire Ambiorix stood at Claiborne Farm and who was a son of the important three-time French Champion sire, Tourbillon.
Royal Chocolate was conditioned for racing by future by Canadian Racing Hall of Fame trainer, Gil Rowntree. During his career, he competed at distances from five to fourteen furlongs but is best known for winning Canada's most prestigious race in 1973, the mile and a quarter (10 furlongs) Queen's Plate. In the ensuing second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown series, he ran third to stablemate Tara Road in the Prince of Wales Stakes on the turf at Fort Erie Racetrack
Retired to stud duty after a successful 1976 racing season, as a sire Royal Chocolate met with reasonable success. Among his offspring, Gone To Royalty was a multiple stakes winner. His last foals were born in 1994.