Karelian did his best racing at 7 and 8.  He ran second, beaten a nose in the Shadwell Turf Mile (KEE-G1) in 2009 and then began the following year beating Gio Ponti (Eclipse Award winner) in Florida.  In April, he won the Makers Mark Mile (KEE-G1) convincingly and then went to California, where he suffered a narrow defeat in the Shoemaker Mile (HOL-G1).  He suffered an injury before a planned start at Saratoga, but through the efforts of his human helpers and his own good sense, he is fully recovered and happily spends his retirement at Golden Age Farm along with his half sibling, Colgan's Chip.

Trained by Rusty Arnold



Cee's Tizzy


Bold Captive

Gentle Hands

Buffalo Lark

Three Red Bells

Leaning Tower



Tree of Knowledge

Valse Musette


Miss Dancer

Bred by Green Lantern Stables,  Owned by Green Lantern Stables 

Origin of Name: 

describes a Baltic-Finnish people who live on the Karelian Isthmus in Southern Russia.

Note: This horse is Retired