Channel Maker Among Class Of '24 Canadian Hall Of Fame Inductees

Channel Maker wins the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic | Sarah Andrew

Eclipse and Sovereign Award winner Channel Maker (English Channel), who now resides at Old Friends Farm in Georgetown, Kentucky, is among the Thoroughbred inductees to the Class of 2024, the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame said in a release late Wednesday.

Across six categories–Male and Female Horse, Builder, Jockey, Trainer and Veteran–a 20-person election committee voted on the list of finalists.

Channel Maker was a stalwart multiple grade I stakes winner who amassed almost $4 million in earnings over 56 career races–46 of which were graded North American ones.

The gelding was retired to Old Friends late last year by owners Adam Wachtel of Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber, R. A. Hill Stable and Reeves Thoroughbred Racing.

Joining the 9-year-old in the Hall of Fame will be Canadian Horse of the Year and MGISW Starship Jubilee (Indy Wind), racehorse owner and breeder Glen Todd, jockey Patrick Husbands, Channel Maker's original trainer Danny Vella and senior steward Richard Grubb.

The induction ceremony will take place Wednesday, Aug. 7. Details concerning ticket information will be released in early May.

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