Carlaris (GB)




 Sire Line




Carlaris b c 1923 (Phalaris - Carnival, by Martagon). Sire Line Phalaris. Family 8-g.

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 1903 Love Wisely), Newbury Autumn Cup winner Bridge Of Earn (b c 1906 Cyllene) and grandam of Great Yorkshire Stakes winner Light Brigade (br c 1910 Picton).

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.
Carlaris Phalaris Polymelus Cyllene
Maid Marian
Bromus Sainfoin
Carnival Martagon Bend Or
Tiger Lily
Spree St. Frusquin
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 Handicap.

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.
Year Age Starts 1 2 3 Earnings
1925 2 2 0 1 0 $      150
1926 3 12 7 3 0 $100,375
1927 4 15 4 1 1 $    3,586
1928 5 7 3 0 1 $    6,350
Lifetime   36 14 5 2 $110,461
In 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 sale.

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 Revoked).
J Baugh