MGISW and 2020’s Eclipse Champion Turf Male Channel Maker (English Channel) has been retired from racing, his connections said Saturday.
The announcement came one day after the 9-year-old gelding finished next to last in the GIII Sycamore at Keeneland.
“It’s time,” part-owner Adam Wachtel said.
Channel Maker ran a record six times in the Breeders’ Cup.
“I’ve never had a horse that’s run at the highest level against the toughest competition from 2 through 9,” Wachtel said. “I love what Bill had to say about him after the Bowling Green; he said he’s the happiest horse in the barn.”
Channel Maker ended his career with a record of 10-6-5 from 56 starts and career earnings of $3,915,983.
Wachtel said it is hoped that Channel Maker will take up residence at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Hall of Champions in Lexington.