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Charismatic © Laura Battles Charismatic © Laura Battles


Owner: Robert B. & Beverly J. Lewis
Breeder: Parrish Hill Farm & W. S. Farish
State Bred
: KY
Winnings: 17 Starts: 5 - 2 - 4, $2,038,064

1st: Kentucky Derby (G1), Preakness S.(G1), Lexington S.(G2)
2nd: El Camino Real Derby (G3)
3rd: Belmont Stakes (G1)

3rd in Belmont S. with a fractured leg
1999 Horse of the Year and Champion 3-year-old Colt
Entered stud at Lane's End for $35,000 fee in 2000.
Sent to Japan in 2002 - stood at JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station in Hokkaido.
Oct 2016: Pensioned from stud duty and relocated to Old Friends in Ky.

Modified On: 2/13/2017

When Charismatic started in the 1999 Lexington Stakes (G2), few at Keeneland imagined a colt whose only wins were in two claiming races had a chance. He and Jerry Bailey surprised the crowd with a strong outside move that left the rest behind. When trainer D. Wayne Lukas brought the big chestnut colt to Louisville, even fewer figured him for a Kentucky Derby winner. He went off at odds of 31.30. Riding him for the first time, Chris Antley kept clear of the jostling pack, and when asked in midstretch, Charismatic answered with his powerful outside run, giving owners Bob and Beverly Lewis their second Derby in three years, following Silver Charm’s in 1997. Even so, Charismatic wasn’t favored in the Preakness. But again he gave Antley what had become his signature move, a confident, commanding run from outside the mid- pack, proving beyond doubt that he was the best three year old in America. Now the colt who’d twice been offered for a claiming tag and the jockey who’d battled drugs and weight captured people’s love for underdogs who beat the odds. But the try for the Triple Crown finished in a career-ending injury. Antley’s quick action, and the care provided by the Lewis family, enabled Charismatic to heal. In his 17 starts Charismatic achieved 5 wins, 2 seconds, 4 thirds for $2,038,064. At Lane’s End Farm he sired Sun King before moving to JBBA’s Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan. Charismatic retired from stud at age 20 and arrived at Old Friends in December 2016. Old Friends thanks the Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Foundation, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Charismatic’s Inner Circle for funding Charismatic’s return to Kentucky.

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