Florida champion Chance It (Currency Swap–Vagabon Diva, by Pleasantly Perfect) sustained a soft tissue injury in Saturday's GII Kelso H. and has been retired to stand at Journeyman Stud in Ocala. His fee has not been announced for 2022.
“We're excited to stand Chance It here at Journeyman next year. He is a beloved Florida-bred racehorse that displayed tons of talent. Had he not got injured, I'm sure he would have annexed at least one Grade I stake before he was finished,” Journeyman's Brent Fernung said. “Chance It won from six furlongs to a mile-and-a-sixteenth and showed indications that he would have won going further. It'll be a pleasure to work with Mary and her entire team!”
The Shooting Star Thoroughbreds, LLC runner was a three-time black-type winner at Gulfstream Park for trainer Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., including in the 2019 $400,000 FTBOA Florida Sire In Reality S. His 2-year-old campaign netted him 2-year-old Florida championship honors.
As a 3-year-old, Chance It added the Mucho Macho Man S. but eventually went to the sidelines for 14 months before returning in 2021 for placings in the GI Forego S. and the GIII Smile Sprint Invitational S. The 4-year-old, who was bred in Florida by Bett Usher, retires with a record of 11-4-4-1 and earnings of $583,330.