Born: August 22, 1987 in Grand Island, Nebraska
Record at Keeneland
Total Wins: 26
Stakes Wins: 3
First Grade 1 Win: 2008 Forego Stakes at Saratoga on First Defence
First Stakes Win: 2005 Garland of Roses Handicap at Aqueduct aboard Lilah
First Graded Stakes Win: 2008 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) at Laurel Park on Golden Dawn
First Career Win: June 4, 2004, at Prairie Meadows on Red River Ridge
First win at Keeneland came during the 2009 Spring Meet.
First stakes win at Keeneland was the 2013 Bourbon (G3) on Poker Player.
During the 2017 Spring Meet, won the Stonestreet Lexington (G3) on Senior Investment.
Won the 2018 Sycamore (G3) on Zulu Alpha during the Fall Meet.
Runner-up for the 2005 Eclipse Award as outstanding apprentice jockey (to Emma-Jayne Wilson). Led all apprentice riders in New York that year with 115 wins.
North American career earnings exceed $49 million with 1,175 wins as of June 17, 2019.
Earned 1,000th career win on June 24, 2016, when he rode Shut the Gate to win the eighth race at Churchill Downs.
Click here for his Equibase career record.
Channing’s father, Allan, was a jockey who won 667 races between 1976 and 1999. Channing started riding three days after his 16th birthday at the Columbus Agricultural Park in Nebraska and rode at Prairie Meadows in Iowa during summers between high school. He moved to New York after graduating early from high school and finished second in balloting for the 2005 Eclipse Award as outstanding apprentice. He rode in Saudi Arabia for about four months in 2012. His stepsister, Stephanie Korger, also has been a jockey.
Channing is married to trainer Wayne Catalano’s daughter Shelbi.