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Khaled (horse)

Sire Hyperion
Dam Eclair
Grandsire Gainsborough
Damsire Ethnarch
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1943
Country Great Britain
Color Bay
Breeder H. H. Aga Khan III
Owner 1) H. H. Aga Khan III
2) Rex C. Ellsworth (at stud)
Trainer Frank Butters
Record 12: 6-1-1
Earnings US$32,825
Khaled is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Eclair by Hyperion. He was born around 1943 in Great Britain, and was bred by H. H. Aga Khan III.
Major wins
Coventry Stakes (1945)
Middle Park Stakes (1945)
St. James's Palace Stakes (1946)
Khaled Stakes at Hollywood Park
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Khaled (1943–1968) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse best known as a sire in the United States. Bred and raced in England by the H. H. Aga Khan III, Khaled was sired by Hyperion, the 1933 Epsom Derby and St. Leger Stakes winner and a six-time Leading sire in Great Britain & Ireland. Hyperion was a son of the 1918 English Triple Crown champion, Gainsborough. Out of the mare, Eclair, Khaled's damsire Ethnarch was a son of The Tetrarch. The United Kingdom's National Horseracing Museum called The Tetrarch a "phenomenon" and report that he was voted Britain's two-year-old of his century. In their description of the colt, the National Sporting Library's Thoroughbred Heritage website in the United States uses terminology such as "probably the greatest two-year-old of all time", and that he was "possibly the greatest runner ever."

While Khaled won important races in England, his greatest success would be at stud in the United States for Californian Rex Ellsworth. Brought to his farm in Chino, California in 1947, Ellsworth raced him in 1948 with limited success. Retired to stud, of Khaled's sixty-one stakes winners, Swaps was the most successful. He won the 1955 Kentucky Derby, was voted American Horse of the Year in 1956, and in 1966 was inducted in the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame. As a stallion, Swaps notably sired the 1963 Kentucky Derby winner, Chateaugay and Hall of Fame inductee, Affectionately.

Some of the horses sired by Khaled were:



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