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Challedon

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Challedon (Keeneland-Morgan)
Challedon
Induction Year: 
1977
Foaled: 
1936
Breeder: 
William L. Brann and Robert S. Castle
Owner: 
Branncastle Farm
Trainer: 
Louis J. Schaefer, Don Cameron, L. T. Whitehall
Sire: 
Challenger II
Dam: 
Laura Gal
Damsire: 
Sir Gallahad III
Career Years: 
1938-1942
Starts: 
44
First: 
20
Second: 
7
Third: 
6
Earnings: 
$334,660.00

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Bio

Bred in Maryland by William L. Brann and Robert S. Castle, Challedon was recognized as Horse of the Year in 1939 and 1940.

 

As a 2-year-old in 1938, Challedon won the Pimlico, Maryland and New England futurities and finished his season with a record of 4-0-1 and earnings of $67,700 from seven starts.

 

At 3, Challedon won nine stakes races, including the Preakness, Arlington Classic, Hawthorne Gold Cup, Havre de Grace Handicap, Narragansett Special, Pimlico Special and Yankee Handicap. He also set a world record in the Tranter Purse at Keeneland. Finishing the year with a record of 9-2-3 and earnings of $184,535 from 15 starts, Challedon was named Horse of the Year by Turf and Sport Digest.

 

Challedon repeated as Horse of the Year in 1940. His wins that year included the Hollywood Gold Cup, Whitney Handicap, Havre de Grace Handicap and Pimlico Special. He concluded his season with a record of 5-1-1 and earnings of $70,600 from seven starts.

 

As a 5-year-old, Challedon battled injuries and was winless in three races. He returned at age 6 in 1942 and won twice, including the Philadelphia Handicap. He was then retired with a lifetime record of 20-7-6 and earnings of $334,660 from 44 starts.

 

Challedon sired 13 stakes winners before his death at the age of 22 in 1958.

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