2017/11/03 14:25

English Channel

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.

Lifetime Stats

Breeders’ Cup Winner
2007 John Deere Turf

Previous Races

October 27, 2007John Deere Breeders' Cup TurfMONMOUTH PARK11
September 30, 2007Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational S.BELMONT PARK11
August 11, 2007Sword Dancer Invitational S.SARATOGA12
July 07, 2007United Nations S.MONMOUTH PARK11
June 09, 2007Manhattan H.BELMONT PARK12
March 31, 2007Dubai Duty FreeNAD AL SHEBA112
February 22, 2007 GULFSTREAM PARK 1
November 04, 2006John Deere Breeders' Cup TurfCHURCHILL DOWNS13
October 07, 2006Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational S.BELMONT PARK11
August 12, 2006Arlington Million S.ARLINGTON14
July 08, 2006United Nations S.MONMOUTH PARK11
June 10, 2006Manhattan H.BELMONT PARK14
May 06, 2006Woodford Reserve Turf Classic S.CHURCHILL DOWNS11
March 11, 2006Canadian Turf H.GULFSTREAM PARK 1
October 29, 2005John Deere Breeders' Cup TurfBELMONT PARK15
October 01, 2005Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational S.BELMONT PARK12
August 13, 2005Secretariat S.ARLINGTON12
July 16, 2005Virginia DerbyCOLONIAL DOWNS31
June 25, 2005Colonial Turf Cup S.COLONIAL DOWNS 1
May 21, 2005Woodlawn S.PIMLICO 1
April 13, 2005 KEENELAND 1
March 13, 2005 GULFSTREAM PARK 4
August 06, 2004 SARATOGA 1