Il Campione Sold to U.S. Interests

Triple Chilean Group 1 winner Il Campione (Scat Daddy) has been sold to U.S. interests and will join the stable of trainer Chad Brown. Il Campione, a three-year-old colt out of the Pleasant Tap mare Global Gold, has lost just twice in his 10-race career; when second in his Group 1 debut in the Alberto Vial Infante as a juvenile, and when losing his rider at the start of the Chilean St. Leger (Chi-G1) two starts back on December 6. Il Campione was crowned the country's champion two-year-old and is well on his way to sophomore honors, having won four Group 1s this campaign. With the exception of the St. Leger misfortune, which cost him the Chilean Triple Crown, Il Campione is unbeaten in five starts as a three-year-old. Sergio Inda, Il Campione's former trainer, told local press, "A horse of his quality was difficult to retain." Story courtesy of the TDN