Naming Swiss Skydiver Easy Call for Owner

September 29, 2020

BALTIMORE, Md. – In the name game, it’s tough to top Swiss Skydiver, Peter Callahan’s standout filly, who will face 10 males in the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.

Two months after trainer Ken McPeek purchased the filly for him for $35,000 at the 2018 Keeneland September yearling sale, Callahan received a video from his 20-year-old granddaughter showing her making a parachute jump over the Swiss Alps.

Callahan “Callie” Rasnake, then a student at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., was studying in Europe and decided to fulfill something of a bucket list ambition to skydive over the Alps. So she did, paying the fee to jump out of an airplane in tandem with the instructor from about three milesI up.

When it came time to name his filly, a daughter of Daredevil, Callahan was ready.

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Photo: Swiss Skydiver winning the 2020 Alabama at Saratoga. Credit: NYRA/Coglianese

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