Chief's Lake

  • Dark Bay or Brown Gelding
  • Born 2004
  • NY-Bred
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Chief's Lake Denied New York History

With a victory in the $150,000 Albany Stakes Aug. 22, Vinery Stables' Chief's Lake would have made New York-bred history. No horse has ever won all three legs of the OTB Big Apple Triple, which comprises the Mike Lee Stakes at Belmont, New York Derby at Finger Lakes and the Albany at Saratoga. A sweep of the three would earn the winner a hefty $250,000 bonus. Since its inception in 1999, a couple of horses have come close, Image Maker in 2000 and Ferocious Won last year.

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Trainer Steven M. Asmussen
Jockey Stewart Elliott
Owner Vinery Stables
Breeder Eaton and Thorne, Inc.


Chief's Lake View Five-Cross Pedigree Yonaguska Cherokee Run
Marital Spook
Lake Princess Salt Lake

Auction History

Sale / Hip Type Buyer Consignor Price
Hip 318
Yearling Vinery Thorndale Farm, agent $60,000

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