Young granddaughter of Triple Crown Winner Seattle Slew. Her first dam is by Champion Temperence Hill, her second dam by Northern Dancer's son Lyphard.


Charla was a winner on the racetrack herself, her first foal, Charlie Haan by Woodman's 3/4 brother Rehaan, started racing in 2000 and won his first outing by 4 lengths against tough competition at Emerald Downs.In 2001, he ran successful in California, then took up racing at West Virginia's Mountaineer Park for Jades Farm and trainer Gary Welsh. A winner of 9 races, his earnings are meanwhile closing in on $100.000.

              Charla Begone             Charlie Haan

Charla's second foal, the mare Anne Michelle by Leading Hour  - winner at Emerald Downs for Sharon Ross and Riverbend Farm -  just retired to become a broodmare, while Charla's third foal, the filly Charla Begone by Demons Begone, had been racing at Emerald Downs and Turf Paradise for Joe Toye before retiring to her owner's broodmare band. 

Name for Norm

Charla's dark bay daughter Charla's Norm by Washington Champion Name for Norm by Jazzing Around, is line-bred to Stop The Music, sire of both Temperence Hill and Jazzing Around. After racing and winning at Emerald Downs for Pete Axmaker, Charla's Norm recently moved to West Virginia to join her half brother Charlie Haan at Mountaineer Park. After only a short time there, she already won her first race for her new owner and trainer and was retired as a broodmare the following spring.

  Charla's Norm        Cantilator

On 3/19/2002, Charla foaled the tall and big boned bay colt Cantilator by the Storm Cat stallion Delineator,  who also sired her stakes winning half brother Cantil. Cantilator already placed as a two and three year old, beating future stakes winners. Meanwhile retired from racing and owned by Mellisa from Aiken,SC he has turned into an incredibly talented event horse already competing at the Advanced level in 2010. Read more about him on Delineator's page or join his fan club on Facebook.

On youtube, you can watch him and Mellisa as the "Ride of the Day" at 2010 Virginia Horse Trials

Charlie the Cat

In the early morning hours of 3/21/2005, Charla had another flashy colt by Delineator, Charlie the Cat . Charlie was sold to a TB trainer in CA, and up training at Golden Gate Fields in the spring of 2007. After two less than stellar starts as a race horse, Charlie joined his full brother Cantilator in Mellisa Warden's eventing barn and he already competed with great success up to training level.

Charla has been sold to a fellow Thoroughbred breeder here in Yakima and we hope to see many more of her children win at the track. In 2006, she had another outstanding bay colt by Delineator , a carbon copy to his full brother Cantilator and named Charcat.

To see Charla's pedigree, click here.

Up Pedigree Delineator Cantilator Charla


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