Rare White Thoroughbred Wins at Mountaineer

Rare White Thoroughbred Wins at Mountaineer
Photo: Belinda Madrid / Coady Photography
Chief White Fox breaking his maiden at Mountaineer on July 1.

Chief White Fox, whose color is officially registered as "white" by The Jockey Club, broke his maiden in his ninth career try in the second race at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort July 1 (VIDEO).

The 3-year-old colt won the $19,400 maiden special weight event as the favorite by 5 1/2 lengths in a final time of 1:42.92 for the one mile distance.

Paul H. Brown Jr., who bred Chief White Fox in Kentucky, also owns and trains him from his base at the Keeneland Thoroughbred Training Center in Lexington.

"He's been a hard one to train," said Brown. "But when it comes to racing, Chief White Fox is a professional, 100%. There have been a lot of show horse people who want to breed to him. But I'm going to keep racing himat least for the time being."

Chief White Fox is by the deceased stallion The White Fox, who was also registered as "white" in color. He won one of eight starts.

The White Fox is out of Patchen Beauty, who is also registered as "white," as was Patchen Beauty's dam, Precious Beauty, and Precious Beauty's maternal grandam, White Beauty.

Patchen Beauty was twice a winner from 23 starts. Precious Beauty never raced. White Beauty, foaled in 1963, was the first Thoroughbred in North America to be registered by The Jockey Club as "white." The dam of Chief White Fox, Diamonds and Lace, is registered as "dark bay or brown" in color.    

Previous to breaking his maiden, Chief White Fox was unplaced in all eight starts.

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