With V. E. Day's Travers Stakes (gr. I), Calumet Farm stallion English Channel was represented by not only his first grade I winner but also showed that his offspring can compete at the highest level on dirt.
Turf champion English Channel has relocated to Calumet Farm near Lexington for the 2015 season.
Jim Scatuorchio announced Oct. 28 that his John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) victor English Channel would be retired to stud for 2008 at a Kentucky-based farm.
- By Claire Novak
If any horse loves the Monmouth Park turf course, it's Jim Scatuorchio's English Channel, who won back-to-back runnings of the track's United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) and twice set the course record in doing so.
Jim Scatuorchio, owner of multiple stakes winner Ready's Image, said Wednesday the colt came out of the Oct. 6 Champagne Stakes (gr. I) with a chip in his knee and will undergo arthoscopic surgery.
Jim Scatuorchio's English Channel broke his own course record at Monmouth Park Saturday as he powered his way to a one-length victory in the 54th running of the $750,000 United Nations Stakes Presented by TVG (gr. IT).
Favored Scat Daddy put away his rival Stormello soon after they reached the stretch and finished strongly to hold off the grinding Notional, capturing the $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park in an impressive effort Saturday.
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