1894 Kentucky Derby winner Chant
|Breeder||A. J. Alexander|
|Owner||1) H. Eugene Leigh & Robert L. Rose|
2) Charles Head Smith
|Trainer||H. Eugene Leigh|
|Clark Handicap (1894)|
Phoenix Stakes (1894)
American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1894)
Chant (foaled 1891 in Kentucky) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that won the 1894 Kentucky Derby, Phoenix Stakes, and Clark Handicap. He was related through his damsire, King Alfonso, to Kentucky Derby winners Fonso (1880) and Joe Cotton (1885) and through his sire, Falsetto, to His Eminence (1901) and Sir Huon (1906).
Chant was sold in September 1894 to Charles Head Smith for $5,100 at auction when Leigh & Rose dissolved their partnership. Chant injured his leg in February 1895 but was entered in several races at a track in Saratoga, New York in July 1895, finishing second in one of them to a horse named Sir Excess and winning $375 in a small stakes race in August 1895.