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John Chandler

John Chandler

Few Thoroughbred breeders have made such an impact as a breeder from one mare than has Dr. John Chandler and his mare Pharlette (FR). Purchased from Keeneland November 1983, Pharlette (FR) was not the most imposing daughter of Pharly (FR). In fact his wife Alice, Syndicate Manager for Diesis, refused him a Diesis farm season since she found Pharlette so unathletic in appearance and lacking in pedigree! Thus he had to use his Diesis share season as there wasn’t another available! As fate would have it, the resulting foal was Aletta Maria who would go on to win three races and earn nearly $70,000. More recognized would be her record as a broodmare where she produced 15 foals: 12 winners, 3 Graded Black Type winners including: 1994 CETEWAYO- multiple G1 winner and $1.1 million, 1998 Bowman Mill - G2 winner and G1 placed and $450,000, and 2003 DYNAFORCE- multiple G1 winner and $1.1 million and four other Graded Black Type placers. In all, eight of her 15 foals earned black type and Aletta Maria was recognized as the 2010 MarketWatch Broodmare of the Year.