Channing  Hill

Channing Hill

Born: August 8, 1987

Birthplace: Grand Island, Nebraska

  • Jockey Channing Hill finished 4th in the standings with 33 wins, including four stakes. He won the Dixie Belle and Martha Washington Stakes with Marquee Miss, the Essex Handicap with La Macchina and the Carousel with Super Saks.

  • His biggest wins in 2016 came aboard Pleuven in the $200,000 Wise Dan Stakes (G2) at Churchill and All Right in the $350,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile.

  • A native of Nebraska, the 2005 Eclipse Award finalist for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey, got his start at Prairie Meadows when he was 16, riding full time during the summers while still in high school. After graduating in 2005, he made the move to New York and made his career riding there and in New Jersey.  

  • The biggest win of his career came in 2008 when he rode First Defense to victory in the Grade 1 Forego Handicap at Saratoga. That same year, he also won the Black Eyed Susan (G2) with Sweet Vendetta and the Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) with Golden Dawn.

  • Hill is married to Shelbi Catalano, daughter of trainer Wayne Catalano, and the couple welcomed their first child, Wayllen, on Kentucky Oaks Day 2014.