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English Channel

English Channel

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
J. Velazquez
Trainer: 
T. Pletcher
Owner: 
James T. Scatuorchio
Breeder: 
Keene Ridge Farm

The third time was the charm for 5-year-old English Channel in the Breeders’ Cup Turf as the son of Smart Strike gobbled up a soft turf course at Monmouth Park to best eight foes by a stakes-record seven lengths, including 9-10 favorite Dylan Thomas. The Todd Pletcher trainee had finished fifth and third in his first two Turf tries with jockey John Velazquez.

English Channel broke his maiden in his debut in 2004 at Saratoga Race Course. He won his first stakes in 2005 on Preakness Day at Pimlico in the Woodlawn Stakes. His final prep for the 2007 Mile was a convincing victory in the Grade 1 Turf Classic at Belmont Park at the end of September. The 2007 Turf was English Channel’s final start before he was sent off to stud at Hurricane Hall Farm.

Replay

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  • 2007 Longines Turf

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2007 John Deere Turf

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

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Pedigree

English Channel
Smart Strike
Mr. Prospector
Raise a Native
Gold Digger
Classy 'n Smart
Smarten
No Class
Belva
Theatrical (IRE)
Nureyev
Tree of Knowledge (IRE)
Committed
Hagley
Minstinguette

Career Highlights

April 10, 2002
Born in Kentucky.
September 30, 2007
Wins Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont for second time.
October 27, 2007
Wins Breeders’ Cup Turf at Monmouth Park.
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
April 10, 2002
Born in Kentucky.

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