Stallion Peace Chance Dies of Heart Attack in Maryland, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-02


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Stallion Peace Chance Dies Of Heart Attack fn Maryland LEXINGTON, Ky., June 1.— Humphrey S. Finney sent word that Peace Chance, winner of the Belmont Stakes in 1934 and a successful sire, died of a heart attack at Danny Sheas Merryland Farm at Hyde, Md. He was owned by Shea and Holly Beach Farm. He had suffered two or three attacks, but had been bred to six mares this year and apparently all are in foal. Bred and raced by Joseph E. Widener, Peace Chance was trained by Pete Coyne when he won the Belmont. At Churchill Downs he set a mile record of 1:35%. Foaled in 1931 he was a son of Chance-Shot — Peace, by Stefan the Great. He was a half-brother to Cpncordian and to the dam of Ariel Flight. Before going to Maryland, Peace Chance was owned by Frederick C. Peters and stood at Hamburg Place near Lexington. He was sold in the fall auction at Keeneland In 1946, Finney buying him for G. K. Bryson, Shea and Holly Beach. Bryson later sold his interest to the other partners. Peace Chance has sired 142 winners, including 10 stakes winners. Among these, Four Freedoms probably was his best known performer. To the end of 1950 his get had won ,829,158.

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