Keyword: Champali

  • Glencrest Reduces Stud Fees

    The Greathouse family's Glencrest Farm has revised the 2009 stud fees on Champali and Military, reducing them to $5,000.

  • Champali

    Champali's First Winner

    Millionaire Champali's first winner, Champ Laila, won Sept. 12 at Turfway Park.

  • Phoenix Breeders' Cup winner Champali to stand at Glencrest Farm.

    Sprint Star Champali to Glencrest for '05

    Champali, an eight-time stakes-winner who won graded stakes at two and four, has been retired and will stand the 2005 season at the Greathouse family's Glencrest Farm near Midway, Ky. In the process of being syndicated, Champali will stand for a fee of $7,500 live foal.

  • Wildcat Heir digs in along the rail to win the De Francis Dash, Saturday at Pimlico.

    Wildcat Heir Digs In, Wins De Francis Dash

    In spite of contesting just off a fast pace, New Farm's homebred Wildcat Heir had enough in the tank to hold off favored Midas Eyes by a neck in the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Pimlico Saturday.

  • A Huevo is back to defend his title in the De Francis Dash.

    It's Deja Vu in De Francis Dash; Top 3 from 2003 Return

    The top three finishers from last year's race plus four horses who competed in last month's Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) are among the 11 entries for Saturday's $300,000 De Francis Dash (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Mitchell Happy with Five Post for Kela

    Trainer Mike Mitchell said he was pleased with drawing the five post for Kela after post positions were drawn for Saturday's $1-million Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I). Kela is among the 13 entered for the six-furlong affair at Lone Star Park.

  • Kela has raced at Lone Star.

    Sprint Preview: Going the Distance

    The 2004 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) is all about the distance. A quick glance at the past performances of the pre-entries for the six-furlong race and one name jumps off the page: Kela.

  • Champali wins the Phoenix Breeders' Cup at Keeneland.

    Champali Wins Phoenix BC at Keeneland

    Champali and the nation's leading rider by wins, Rafael Bejarano, won the Phoenix Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland Friday.

  • Champali, Canadian Frontier Topweighted in Phoenix

    Smile Sprint (gr. III) winner Champali and Canadian Frontier, who has back-to-back stakes wins at Monmouth Park to his credit, are the 122-pound co-highweights for Friday's Phoenix Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) that is part of the opening-day card at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.

  • Sense of Style, Alcibiades contender winning the Matron.

    Keeneland Opener To Have a Certain Sense of Style

    Keeneland's fall meet kicks off Friday with its now familiar Fallstars Weekend and with three weeks to the World Thoroughbred Championships, Breeders' Cup implications certainly abound at the Lexington track. Fallstars Weekend features three action-packed days of racing with eight graded stakes and more than $3.4 million in stakes purses.

  • Champali Battles Jimi Lee in Arlington Sprint

    Lloyd Madison Farms IV LLC's multiple graded stakes winner Champali figures to be a short-priced favorite in a small field of five for Saturday's $150,000 Arlington Breeders' Cup Sprint at Arlington Park.

  • Champali wins the Smile Sprint Handicap at Calder's Summit of Speed.

    Champali Throws Final Punch in Smile Sprint

    Champali set a fast pace but had enough left to hold off the late challenge of Clock Stopper by a nose in an exciting four-horse photo finish to the $500,000 Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. III) at Calder Race Course Saturday.

  • Champali Faces 12 Foes in Smile Handicap

    Lloyd Madison Farms' 4-year-old Champali is among the horses to beat in a wide-open field of 13 entered in the $500,000 Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. III), part of the "Summit of Speed" series at Calder Race Course Saturday.

  • Champali Answers Aristides Bell

    Champali benefited from a blistering pace in Saturday's $162,150 Aristides Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III), overcoming a poor start to post a convincing 3 1/4-length triumph.

  • Mountain General Seeks Aristides Repeat

    Defending champion Mountain General faces a rematch with veteran sprint star Beau's Town in Saturday's $150,000-added Aristides Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Champali's Future Could Include Turf Racing

    Now that his veteran stakes winner Champali has returned to the winner's circle, trainer Greg Foley is looking toward a future on both the main track and the turf course for his 4-year-old star.

  • Clock Stopper On Time in Perryville

    Clock Stopper earned his first career stakes win Thursday with a sharp victory in the $108,300 Perryville Stakes at Keeneland.

  • Champali Highlights Perryville Stakes

    Multiple stakes-winner Champali will lead a field of six in Thursday's $100,000-added Perryville Stakes (Presented by Budweiser) at Keeneland, going on the Beard turf course distance of seven-furlongs, 184 feet.

  • Local Favorite Champali Headlines Ky. Cup Sprint

    Lloyd Madison Farm's Champali, winner of three straight stakes at Turfway Park earlier this year, returns as the morning-line favorite for Saturday's Kentucky Cup Sprint (gr. III). He'll face 11 rivals in the six-furlong race for 3-year-olds. The last of five stakes on the card, the Sprint has a post time of 6:33 p.m. EST.

  • Champali, Excessivepleasure Top Iowa Hopefuls

    Champali, June's winner of the Northern Dancer stakes at Churchill Downs, emerges as the slight favorite in Saturday's fifth running of the $250,000 Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows.

  • Champali After KO in Northern Dancer

    Lloyd Madison Farm's Champali, named in honor of legendary heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, will be looking to score a knockout of his own when he returns from an illness to head a field of eight 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Northern Dancer Stakes on Saturday at Churchill Downs.

  • Champali, During Record Strong Works

    Two major contenders for Saturday's $100,000-added Northern Dancer Stakes -- Lloyd Madison Farm's Champali and James McIngvale's During -- turned in sharp works on Sunday in preparation for the one-mile race.

  • Take Charge Lady Nominated to Fleur De Lis

    Select Stable's Take Charge Lady, a narrow loser to reigning "Horse of the Year" Azeri in her only start of 2003, and a trio of major stakes winners from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel head the list of 28 fillies and mares nominated to the $300,000-added Fleur De Lis (gr. II) at Churchill Downs.

  • Champali Out of Preakness

    A case of colic has knocked Champali out of Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Lloyd Madison Farms, IV's son of Glitterman was to ship to Pimlico in Baltimore from his base at Churchill Downs Wednesday morning.

  • Preakness Contenders on the Track

    Three Churchill Downs-based contenders for Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course put in their final works on Tuesday morning at the Louisville oval.

  • Senor Swinger Works Toward Preakness; Congaree Also On-Track

    Senor Swinger, winner of the Crown Royal American Turf (gr. III) on the Kentucky Oaks card, breezed five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 Monday at Churchill Downs as he continued to work toward Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico.

  • Champali Back in Preakness Picture

    Lloyd Madison Farm's Champali, winner of the John Battaglia Memorial and second to Midas Eyes in the Derby Trial Stakes, has re-entered the picture as a possible starter for next Saturday's Preakness Stakes.

  • Midway Road Eyes Preakness; Eye of the Tiger, Champali Out

    William Farish's Midway Road, an 11 3/4-length allowance winner at Keeneland in his last start, is a probable starter for the 128th Preakness, trainer Neil Howard said Wednesday. In other Preakness developments, Eye of the Tiger and Champali will not run, leaving a possible field of seven.

  • Funny Cide Makes Pimlico Plans; 6 Confirmed

    It appears that Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide will van down to Pimlico from New York on May 14, a day after the New York-bred puts in his final Preakness work. Owner Jack Knowlton informed Maryland Jockey Club officials of his horse's plans for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) Wednesday afternoon.

  • Midas Eyes wins the Derby Trial, Saturday at Churchill.

    Midas Eyes Kicks Off Frankel's Derby Week

    Midas Eyes kicked off what could be a banner week for trainer Bobby Frankel by posting a 2 ½-length gate-to-wire victory in the $167,400 Derby Trial (gr. III) Saturday at Churchill Downs before an opening day crowd of 14,492.

  • Derby Trial favorite Midas Eyes, here winning the Swale Stakes.

    Midas Eyes Clear Favorite in Derby Trial

    Edmund Gann's Midas Eyes, another dazzling star from the powerhouse stable of Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, heads a small field of six 3-year-olds in Saturday's running of the $150,000-added Derby Trial (gr. III), the opening day feature of the 52-day Spring Meet at Churchill Downs.

  • New York Hero outlasts Eugene's Third Son (8) to win the Lane's End Stakes, Saturday at Turfway Park.

    Tenacious New York Hero Wins Lane's End

    Paraneck Stable's New York Hero's valiant win in the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds highlighted a five-stakes day at Turfway Park Saturday.

  • Lion Tamer, favored in the Lane's End Stakes.

    Favored Lion Tamer Draws Outside in Lane's End

    Michael Tabor's Lion Tamer drew the outside post 9 for Saturday's Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park. The son of Will's Way, who will be making his first start beyond seven furlongs, was installed the 6-5 morning live favorite by Mike Battaglia. Second-choice Champali, the local hope for the 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds, will break from post 2.

  • Aidan O'Brien, trains Hold That Tiger.

    Steve Haskin's Road to the Kentucky Derby: How The Mighty Have Fallen

    While there were some impressive performances this weekend, it is not likely any of the winners of the major stakes want to go a mile and a quarter. Therefore, we will precede the review of those races with a few comments regarding the overall picture of the 3-year-old crop, as well as Hold That Tiger and the other Ballydoyle horses.

  • Champali Wins Third Straight in Battaglia

    Champali, with Jason Lumpkins riding, took the lead with a wide move on the turn for home, shook off a challenge from Chicken Soup in the stretch and drew off late to capture Saturday's $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes for 3-year-olds by 3 1/4 lengths at Turfway Park.

  • Multiple Stakes Winners Meet in Battalgia Memorial

    Three-time stakes winners Champali and Grey Comet are scheduled to meet for the first time in the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes for 3-year-olds March 1 at Turfway Park. The Battaglia is the final local prep for the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes March 22 at the Kentucky track.

  • Unbeaten Champali in Strong Churchill Drill

    Lloyd Madison Farms LLC's Champali, the unbeaten winner of the Iroquois (gr. III), tuned up for a scheduled run in the Kentucky Jockey Club (gr. II) with a strong five furlong work Saturday at Churchill Downs.

  • Champali Digs In for Iroquois Stakes Victory

    Front-running Champali re-rallied after relinquishing the lead in mid-stretch to score a one-length victory over Alke in the $100,000 Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds at one mile over the Churchill Downs main track.