Multiple graded stakes winner and second-crop sire Champali is being relocated from Glencrest Farm in Kentucky to Richwine Farm near East Anderson, Ind., for the 2010 season. His fee will be $2,500 live foal, payable when the foal stands and nurses.
Champali stood his first five seasons at the Greathouse family's Glencrest near Midway, Ky.
“Champali is yet another Kentucky stallion being lost to the lucrative slots and casino-supported Indiana breeding program,” said Glencrest’s John W. Greathouse Jr. “We will continue to handle all Champali’s bookings, and wish the very best to Richwine Farm.”
By Glitterman out of Radioactivity, by Dixieland Band, Champali was a racetrack millionaire, winning 11 times in 22 career starts, including eight stakes races. He has two-crop progeny earnings of more than $1,140,000, which will make him Indiana’s leading sophomore sire and second-leading sire overall.
Champali got his first stakes winner this year when Bow Tie Pasta won the Pretty Jenny Stakes at Hawthorne and Purple Violet Stakes at Arlington Park. His daughter, Key Lime Baby, finished third in the Fitz Dixon Cotillion Stakes at Philadelphia Park, but lost her status as a graded-placed runner when insufficient drug testing caused the American Graded Stakes Committee to remove the grade from the race for 2009. The race was a grade II stakes and will be again for 2010.