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CONTENDERS

Kalanisi (IRE)

Kalanisi was born in Ireland and raced primarily in England but he made a lasting impression far from home despite making just one start in North America. That single start came in the 2000 Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs and Kalanisi’s determined come-from-behind victory secured his place as the Eclipse Award winner as champion turf male. Owned and bred by the legendary stable of the Aga Khan and trained by Sir Michael Stoute, Kalanisi came to Churchill Downs after winning a marquee race at the renowned Newmarket racecourse in England. The remarkably consistent runner—never worse than third in 11 career starts—returned to Europe and raced for another season before retiring with earnings of more than $2 million.

Lifetime Stats

Earnings
$
Breeders’ Cup Winner
2000 Turf

Previous Races

DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
June 20, 2001Prince of Wales's S.ASCOT12
May 27, 2001Tattersalls Gold Cup S.CURRAGH13
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 04, 2000Breeders' Cup TurfCHURCHILL DOWNS11
October 14, 2000Dubai Champion S.NEWMARKET11
August 22, 2000Juddmonte International S.YORK12
July 08, 2000Coral-Eclipse S.SANDOWN PARK12
June 20, 2000Queen Anne S.ASCOT21
May 15, 2000Coral Eurobet Royal Windsor S.ROYAL WINDSOR 2
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
May 29, 1999John Charcol Mortgage Advisers Heron S.KEMPTON PARK 1
May 02, 1999Whos 60 Tomorrow? Conditions S.NEWMARKET 1
April 20, 1999Norman Poole Memorial Maiden S.FOLKESTONE 1