Chess Chief Takes Up Stud Duty For $5,000 Fee At Pleasant Acres

Chess Chief | Sarah Andrew

Pleasant Acres Stallions welcomed 2021 Virginia Horse of the Year and GSW Chess Chief (Into Mischief) who will stand his inaugural season in Florida for a $5,000 fee, the farm said in press release on Friday.

Bred by Morgan's Ford Farm, Chess Chief comes to the 220-acre breeding operation northwest of Ocala after finishing his racing career last January.

The 7-year-old owned by the estate of James J. Coleman and trained by Dallas Stewart, earned $931,319 over the course of his career with his best effort coming when he won the GII New Orleans Classic at Fair Grounds.

Out of the Mineshaft mare Un Blessed who is a half to the dam of MGSW Diabolical (Artax), Chess Chief was declared the Virginia-Bred Older Horse Champion at the same time he was recognized as the state's Horse of the Year.

“Chess Chief is a wonderful addition to our stallion barn,” said Director of Stallion Services Christine Jones. “He was a talented athlete who beat Mucho Gusto, Long Range Toddy and twice he beat Roadster–all in graded events.”

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