Bred by Richard T. Banca, 2012 Dan Patch Horse of the Year and world champion trotter Chapter Seven (originally named Windsongs Proxy) was foaled on April 2, 2008 at Concord Stud Farm in Cream Ridge, New Jersey. He was purchased on Nov. 4, 2009 at Harrisburg for $42,000 by Richard Gutnick of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Trained by Linda Toscano, Chapter Seven’s lifetime record is 28-20-4-1 with total career earnings of $1,954,966.
In 2010, two-year-old Chapter Seven finished on the board in all of his 8 starts, winning 7 and earning $211,549. Victories included two legs and the final of the New Jersey Sire Stakes, the Harold Dancer Memorial and the Matron Stakes (in a stakes record 1:55.2f). Three-year-old Chapter Seven earned $720,392 while winning 5 of 10, including the elimination and final of the Breeders Crown, the Stanley Dancer Memorial and a division of the Bluegrass.
As a four-year-old in 2012, Chapter Seven won 8 of 10 with 2 seconds (Maple Leaf Trot, Credit Winner Open Trot), while recording 4 sub-1:51 miles. Chapter Seven became the first trotter in history to open his season with back-to-back world-record miles, winning in 1:50.4 in both the Titan Cup Prep and Titan Cup. He went on to victories in his second Breeders Crown, the Nat Ray (in a world record 1:50.1), Maxie Lee (setting a stakes record 1:52.1), the Allerage and the American-National. Chapter Seven earned $1,023,025 and was voted 2012 Dan Patch Horse of the Year, Trotter of the Year and Trotting Horse of the Year.
As a stallion with five crops racing, Chapter Seven has sired winners of over $30 million, including three-time Breeders Crown winner (2018-2020) Gimpanzee 4,1:50 ($2,701,075) and 2018 Hambletonian winner Atlanta 4,1:49.1 ($2,659,653). Chapter Seven currently stands at Blue Chip Farms in Wallkill, New York. He is owned by the Chapter Seven Syndicate.