|Carlaris b c 1923 (Phalaris -
Carnival, by Martagon).
Sire Line Phalaris.
Carlaris was bred in England by H P B Brock. His dam, Carnival (ch f
1909), ran only as a juvenile starting 5 times and garnering
a minor 3° place spot in a nursery selling handicap at
Manchester. His 3° dam Spree (ch f 1901 St. Frusquin) was
half sister to Santa Brigida (b f 1898
St. Simon), dam of Lord
Derby's Great Yorkshire Stakes winner Bridge Of Canny (b c
Wisely), Newbury Autumn Cup winner Bridge Of Earn (b c
1906 Cyllene) and
grandam of Great Yorkshire Stakes winner Light Brigade (br c
He was imported to the USA as
a weanling by Phil T. Chinn. Later he was sold at Saratoga,
in August of 1924,
to W. T. "Fatty" Anderson.
|He raced for Anderson's Chula Vista Stable. Trained
by Fred Kraft, he ran for 4 years. His big wins came
in the 1926 Coffroth Handicap and the Tijuana Derby.
He also scored a nice 3d in the 1928 Coffroth
As a 3yo Carlaris' sparkling late winter performances at
Agua Caliente in the lucrative Coffroth H. and the Tijuana
Derby, setting NTRs for 9f (1:49-2/5) and 10f (2:02-3/5),
made him an early favorite for the Kentucky Derby. Just
trying to leave for Kentucky turned out to be fraught with
peril though. Undoubtedly attracted by the horses earning's,
subpoena servers, debt collectors and local law enforcement,
representing several parties alleging claims against
Anderson, were stationed at the Agua Caliente gates waiting
for the owner and his most valuable asset. Somehow, both
managed to elude the pursuers, slipping away under cover of
night with another bay horse 'standing in' for Carlaris in
his usual stall.
Anticipation was hot over a meeting
at Churchill Downs the first Saturday in May between
Carlaris and two other talented 3yos, Pompey and Bubbling
Over (the eventual 1926 KD winner) but it was not to be.
Carlaris developed a hock infection and was out of action
until mid summer. He recovered to race again but never with
quite with the same form. His best subsequent performance
was probably the third in the 1928 Coffroth H.
1927, while still racing, Carlaris began covering mares at
previous owner Phil T. Chinn's Himyar Stud. He was the
leading sire by progeny sale totals at the 1931 Saratoga
By then he'd been permanently retired from the track
and sold to B. B. Audley, at whose Virginia farm Carlaris
spent the remainder of his career. He was a reliable sire of
winners including some minor blacktype but never came close,
as a sire, to the caliber of Phalaris' most influential
sons. He has foals in the stud book as late as 1945, but he's most frequently found in contemporary TB
pedigrees as 2d damsire of perennial leading Texas sire,
Staunch Avenger (b h 1968 Staunchness - Careless Miss by