Now 8 years old, Bold Chieftain was supposed to be starting a new
career as a sire this winter after excelling on the racetrack with 17
wins in 38 starts and $1,542,151 in earnings.
But when Applebite Farms closed, trainer and co-owner Bill Morey Jr. couldn't find another breeding operation to take the colt.
"I would go out and look at him at the farm, and when I would walk
out of the gate, he'd come up to the end and look at me," Morey said.
"All the way back to my truck he was looking at me."
If Bold Chieftain was telling Morey that he missed racing, the trainer was more than happy to oblige him.