Suffered quarter cracks (did he have white feet?) foaled 1884 by Leland Stanford at Palo Alto Farm, CA At 2YO came east to race and was bought by CJ Hamlin, Village Farm, East Aurora, NY for $12,000; a high price at that time for an unmarked 2YO. At 3YO Chimes was so good that most of the competition was scared off. Won 1st prize $500 17 Nov 1894 at NY Horse Show He soon began a most successful career at stud spent almost entirely at the Village Farm. Two of his sons, The Abbott and The Monk broke many world records. Chimes died at age twenty-six in Salem, NJ.