Channel Maker was a BSW/Crow Private Purchase for clients Adam Wachtel and Gary Barber after his 3rd place finish in the G2 Summer Stakes at Woodbine in September of 2016. Since his purchase, he has run in five Graded Stakes including a 2nd place finish in the G3 Marine Stakes in May of 2017 and won the Breeders’ Stakes at Woodbine on August 20th. Channel maker rounded out 2017 with a very close 2nd in the G1 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar. In his 4-year-old campaign, Channel Maker finished a fast closing 3rd in the G1 Kilroe Mile and found the winners circle once again in the G2 Bowling Green Stakes at Saratoga. In his most recent start, Channel Maker finished 2nd in the G1 Sword Dancer on Travers Day. He went on to win the G1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park, notching his first G1 victory. In 2019, he added another G1 win in the G1 Man O’ War and went on to be 2nd in the G1 Joe Hirsch later that year. In 2020 at the age of 6, Channel Maker had his best year to date, picking up wins in the G1 Sword Dancer at Saratoga, then taking the G1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park before finishing 3rd, beaten just a length in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf. Channel Maker’s outstanding 2020 campaign saw him earn his first Eclipse Award as he was named Champion Turf Horse.
Channel Maker began his 8yo season with a win in the G2 Elkhorn Stakes at Keeneland, followed by a success in the Grand Couturier Stakes at Belmont Park.