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Atlanta, GA. (October 12, 2018) ‒ R.A. Hill Stable & Reeves Thoroughbred Racing are excited to announce their partnership with Wachtel Stable and Gary Barber after purchasing an interest in Breeders’ Cup bound CHANNEL MAKER (ON) TB, CH, G, (ENGLISH CHANNEL - IN RETURN, BY HORSE CHESTNUT (SAF))

CHANNEL MAKER, trained by Bill Mott, stamped his ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Longines Turf with his career best performance in Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes (Gr.1) at Belmont Park on 9/29/18, a Breeders’ Cup WIN AND YOU’RE IN race.

Channel Maker wins Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes. Photo by Eric Kalet

The 4-year old gelding with career earnings of over one million dollars is peaking at the right time after a rousing victory in the Bowling Green Stakes (Gr.2) on 7/28/18 and a strong second place finish in the Sword Dancer Stakes (Gr.1) on 8/25/18, both at Saratoga.

Randy Hill & Dean Reeves, owners of BC Juvenile Filly Turf participant SPAIN BURG (FR), and inaugural stakeholders in the Pegasus World Cup, will be making their second trip to the Breeders' Cup as partners. Reeves also won the 2013 Breeders Cup Classic with MUCHO MACHO MAN.

Says Dean Reeves, “Randy and I are thrilled to partner with two pillars of the thoroughbred racing industry and are excited to be in this year's Breeders Cup with one of the nation’s top-rated thoroughbreds.”

The transaction was handled by Bradley Weisbord of BSW Bloodstock.

Learn more about Reeves Thoroughbred Racing at

About Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 races (13 Grade 1 events) with purses and awards totaling more than $30 million, will be held November 2-3 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website,

Media Inquiries:

Randy Hill: E: P: (917) 881-2609

Dean Reeves: E: P: (404) 683-5570

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