Hall of Fame

 



calumet chuck

Year of Birth: 
1929
Immortal: 
Yes
Elected as Immortal: 
1959
Year of Death: 
1943
Gait: 
Trotter
Record: 
t,2,2:04
Sire: 
Truax
Dam: 
Sumatra
Sire of Dam: 
Belwin
Biography: 

Calumet Chuck was foaled at Calumet Farm, Lexington, Kentucky in 1929. He was by Truax-Sumatra. He took his record, 2:04, as a two-year-old in a grueling four-heat race against top horses. Because of this race, a new ruling was made that two-year-olds may race only two out of three heats. Calumet Chuck did not return to form as a three-year-old and was sold to Hanover Shoe Farms, where he was retired to stud. His most famous offspring was the 1975 Immortal Nibble Hanover 1:58 3/4. Calumet Chuck remained a top sire at Hanover until his death in 1943.

Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals