Mint Lane (USA)

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Maria's Mon (USA) 1993
Sister Girl (USA) 1992
Dam Sire:
Conquistador Cielo (USA) 1979
1 January 2005
Year Entered Stud:
Standing At:
Willow Grove Stud
Woodside 5244 SA, Australia
Free return:
Yes - conditions apply
Bonus Incentive Schemes:

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MINT LANE (USA) 2005 Bay colt
by Maria's Mon - Sister Girl, by Conquistador Cielo


Sire Summary

Named FoalsStartersWinnersWinsPlacingsSW (GW)EarningsAEI
10473421082110 (0)over $2.4m.0.77
per foals70.2%40.4% (0.0%)$23,635 
 per starters57.5% (0.0%)$33,672 

MINT LANE 4 wins from 1m to 8½f, US$299,312, Belmont Dwyer S., Gr.2, Postponed S., L, 2d Belmont Peter Pan S., Gr.2, Pimlico Federico Tesio S., L. He entered stud in Aust. in 2010. Sire of 73 progeny to race, 42 winners (57.0%), earnings of over $2.4 million, inc.

Another Diamond (12f, Umatilla, Naskra). 5 wins to 1200m to 2017-18, A$151,500, MVRC Inglis 55 Second Challenge Heat 3 H., 2d SAJC Ubet 3YO P., 3d MVRC Total Collision Repairs H.

Willi Willi (13g, Falbrav, Danehill). 4 wins from 1300m to 1800m to 2017-18, A$229,550, VRC Silver Bowl Series Final H., MRC Chef's Hat South Melbourne P., VRC Bitalli H., 2d Pakenham RC VOBIS Gold Bullion.

Hazy Lane (12f, Encosta de Lago, Stargazer). 8 wins-1 at 2-to 1550m to 2017-18, A$234,390, Gawler & Barossa JC Barossa Valley Estate Wines H., Oakbank RC Quayclean H., SAJC Michael Woods H., Junction H., 2d SAJC Ubet Adelaide Cup Raceday H., Adelaide Galvanising H., Mercedes-Benz Adelaide H., Quayclean H., LUCRF Super H., James Boag's Premium H., 3d SAJC Hughes Chauffeured Limos 2YO H., Medallion Homes H., Campolina Stud H., Dr Terry Hodgson H., Adelaide Galvanising H.

Mullinger Lane (11g, Redoute's Choice, Bold Revenue). 6 wins from 1200m to 1600m to 2016-17, A$111,910, SAJC Highway After Party H., Hughes Chauffeured Limousines H., Aqualutions H., 2d SAJC Hughes Chauffeured Limos H., 3d SAJC Mac Drink Driving Grow Up H.

Irish Mint (13g, Saratoga Springs, Euclase). 4 wins at 1000m to 2017-18, A$127,590, SAJC MAC Stop Drug Driving H., James Boag's Premium H., 2d SAJC Anthony Scopelitis H., Regency Showerscreens H., Schweppes H., 3d SAJC Medallion Homes P., Adelaide Hills Wine H., Hughes Limousines H.

With Hope (13f, Blevic, Ifrad). 2 wins at 1050m, 1100m in 2017-18, SAJC Medallion Homes P., 2d SAJC Adelaide Galvanising H., 3d SAJC Transfomer Services H., Holdfast Insurance P.

Mykiebaeu (12g, Stargazer, Numa). 2 wins at 1200m to 2017-18, SAJC Angelakis P.

Quick Biscuit (11f, Testa Rossa, Twig Moss). 2 wins at 1000m, 1550m to 2017-18, SAJC Hughes Limousines H.

Amintire (12f, Racer's Edge, Snippets). Winner at 1250m in 2016-17, SAJC Ubet P., 3d SAJC Angelakis P.

Rosie Louise (12f, Blevic, King's High). Winner at 1100m, SAJC Schweppes P.

Our Prospect (11f, Made of Gold, Woodman). 6 wins to 1200m to 2017-18, A$101,800, 2d SAJC Happy 90th Birthday D Brown H., 3d SAJC Aloha the Movie H., Hughes Chauffeured Limos H., Drink Driving? Grow Up H.

Punter's Lass (12f, Mugharreb, At Talaq). 5 wins at 900m, 1000m to 2016-17, 3d SAJC Zebedee at Cornerstone P.

Our Gladiator (13f, Encosta de Lago, Umatilla). 3 wins at 900m, 1000m to 2017-18, 2d SAJC Orange Spot H., 3d MRC Toronado at Swettenham 2YO Fillies P.

Nippy Lippy (12f, Foxhound, Covetous). 3 wins at 1000m, 1200m in 2016-17, A$77,650, 3d SAJC Exelsuper P.

Clever Tommy (12g, Lion Hunter, Last Tycoon). 3 wins at 1100m, 1200m in 2016-17, 3d SAJC Adelaide Cup Raceday P.

Peppermint Lane (11f, Hussonet, Carnegie). 3 wins to 1300m, 3d MRC Ian Miller H.

Bwuva (13g, At Talaq, Century). 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m to 2017-18, 3d SAJC Hughes Chauffeured Limousines P., Become a Member H.

Octomint (12g, Octagonal, Proud Truth). Winner at 1200m, 2d SAJC Projection Graphics H.

Scenic Mint (11g, Scenic, Lyphard). 7 wins to 1200m to 2017-18.

Beyond Wealth (11g, Testa Rossa, Baryshnikov). 6 wins to 1400m.

Star General (11g, Zabeel, Metal Precieux). 3 wins at 1100m, 1200m, Singapore TC Initiation P., Class 4 H., Benchmark 67 H., 2d Singapore TC Super Easy S., 3d Singapore TC Class 4 H.

Aussie Bob (11g, Bellotto, Rory's Jester). 3 wins at 1300m to 2016-17.

Diamonds Uncut (11g, Timber Country, Adraan). 3 wins from 1600m to 2050m to 2016-17.

Amative (13f, Racer's Edge, Snippets). 2 wins at 1050m, 1100m to 2017-18.

Anamnesis (13g, Snippets, Paris Review). 2 wins at 1000m, 1200m in 2017-18.

Playboy Lane (11g, Centre Stalls, (Sir) Rodolfo). 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m to 2016-17.

Saint Valentine (11g, Canny Lad, Danger's Hour). 2 wins at 1400m to 2016-17.

Maggie's Call (11g, Centre Stalls, Snippets). 2 wins at 1500m, 1800m.

Social Lane (11g, Gloaming Kaoru, Loosen Up). 2 wins at 1200m.

Master Miner (14g, Stargazer, Numa). Winner at 1000m in 2017.

Commenced stud duties in Australia in 2010

Analysis by Crop

CropFoalsRnrsWnrsWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)A$
Totals12773421080 02,462,862

Analysis by Age

AgeRnrsWnrsPlcdWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)Ave Earnings A$

Analysis by Sex

SexRnrsWnrsPlcdWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)Ave Earnings A$

Analysis by Race Distance

BandRnrsWnrsPlcdWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)Ave Earnings A$
< 1001m43112230011,364
1001 - 1200m65235460015,435
1201 - 1400m45135220011,059
1401 - 1600m2283130014,660
1601 - 1800m113230011,372
1801 - 2000m2000003,520
2001 - 2200m4131004,650


Season (Rank)RnrsWnrsRunsWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)A$
13/14 (902)4090008,945
14/15 (370)20101091100207,155
15/16 (243)35162342300491,340
16/17 (180)46233054300879,336
17/18 (204)43151661800406,120

Worldwide - All countries, calendar year

YearRnrsWnrsRunsWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)A$

Totals in All Countries

CountryRnrsWnrsRunsWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)A$
Hong Kong1030004,961

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Bay horse       Foaled 2005 

MARIA'S MON Wavering MonarchMajestic LightMajestic Prince
Carlotta MariaCaroFortino
Water MaloneNaskra
Conquistador CieloMr. ProspectorRaise a Native
K.D. PrincessBold Commander
ScipioDanzigNorthern Dancer
Forlis KeyForli

MARIA'S MON (USA) (Roan or Grey 1993-Stud USA 1997). 1995 Champion USA 2YO Colt. 4 wins at 2, Belmont Futurity S., Gr.1. Sire of 784 rnrs, 629 wnrs, 55 SW, inc. Monarchos (Kentucky Derby, Gr.1), Super Saver, Wait a While, Awesome Maria, See How She Runs, Monzante, Latent Heat, Monba, Exhi, High Limit, Expansion, Mint Lane, Simply Splendid, Strong Contender, Well Monied, Upperline, Criminologist, Inimitable Romanee, Sky Mom, Gaff, etc.


1st dam

SISTER GIRL, by Conquistador Cielo. 2 wins in U.S.A. Half-sister to SECRET SIP. Dam of 15 named foals, 12 to race, 10 winners, inc:-

MINT LANE (c by Maria's Mon) 4 wins. See below.

Sister Girl Blues (f by Hold for Gold) 2 wins at 1m, 8½f, US$201,077, Hollywood Park Allowance, 2d Hollywood Park Vanity H., Gr.1, Hollywood Oaks, Gr.2, Sunland Park Harry W Henson H., L, 4th Del Mar Clement L Hirsch H., Gr.2. Dam of 2 winners-

FIRING LINE (c Line of David) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 6½f, 9f, US$976,000, Sunland Derby, Gr.3, 2d Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby, Gr.1, Los Alamitos Futurity, Gr.1, Santa Anita Robert B Lewis S., Gr.3.

 Jalouzi. 5 wins at 6f in U.S.A. and Canada.

 Swept Clean (g by Broad Brush) 8 wins from 5½f to 1m, Keeneland Allowance.

 Scudetto (c by Yes It's True) 5 wins from 1200m to 1900m in Turkey.

 Strong Commitment (c by Maria's Mon) 4 wins from 5½f to 8½f, Churchill Downs Allowance.

 Petion Pat (g by Petionville) 3 wins from 7f to 8¼f in U.S.A. and Canada.

 Metfield Jr (c by Metfield) 3 wins at 1m in U.S.A.

 Super Dream (f by Super Saver) Winner at 1200m in Korea.

 Sister Cyclone (f by Storm Boot) Winner at 2 in U.S.A.

 Been Patient (c by Petionville) Winner at 8½f in U.S.A.

 Indian Wish (f by Indian Charlie) Placed at 2 & 3 in GB. Dam of-

 Wishful Winking. Winner at 1m in U.S.A.

 My Sisters Girl (f by General Royal) Placed at 3 in Canada.

 Remembered (f by Sky Mesa) Unraced. Dam of-

BOWIES HERO (c Artie Schiller) 5 wins-2 at 2-at 7½f, 1m, US$401,670, to 2017, Santa Anita Mathis Brothers Mile S., Gr.2, Del Mar Juvenile Turf S., L, Del Mar Oceanside S., L, Santa Anita Singletary S., L, 2d Santa Anita Thunder Road S., Gr.3, 3d Del Mar Derby, Gr.2, Santa Anita Twilight Derby, Gr.2, 4th Belmont Pennine Ridge S., Gr.3.

 So Sharp (f by Saint Liam) Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

SHARP AZTECA (c Freud) 8 wins from 7f to 8½f, US$2,306,740, 367,000Dhs, to 2017, Aqueduct Cigar Mile H., Gr.1, Gulfstream Park H., Gr.2, Belmont Kelso H., Gr.2, Monmouth Cup, Gr.3, Churchill Downs Pat Day Mile S., Gr.3, Laurel City of Laurel S., L, 2d Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, Gr.1, Belmont Metropolitan H., Gr.1, Santa Anita Malibu S., Gr.1, Louisiana Downs Super Derby Prelude S., L, 3d Meydan Godolphin Mile, Gr.2, 4th Belmont Woody Stephens S., Gr.2.

 Super Sharp. 5 wins from 6f to 8½f to 2017, 4th Delaware Park Winter Melody S., L.


2nd dam

SCIPIO, by Danzig. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to SHEER REASON,  Wilayif (dam of MORNING PRIDE), half-sister to CLEVER RETURN. Dam of 11 foals, 8 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

SECRET SIP (f Secret Hello) 9 wins-3 at 2-to 7f, Oaklawn Park Spring Fever S., L, Dixie Belle S., L, Sam Houston Park Miss Houston S., L, San Felipe S., L, 2d Oaklawn Park Martha Washington S., L. Producer.

 Shanclif (c Maria's Mon) 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, 8½f, 4th Calder Mel's Hope S., L.

 Tax. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 4½f in U.S.A.

 Danzig Queen (f Maria's Mon) 2 wins at 6f, 1m in U.S.A.

 Sister Girl. 2 wins. See above.

 Coquila Rose. Placed at 3 in U.S.A. Dam of 6 winners-

 Law Master. 5 wins-1 at 2-from 5f to 8½f to 2018, Grande Prairie Alberta Derby, 2d Northlands Park Western Canada H., 4th Northlands Park Ky Alta H., L.


3rd dam

FORLIS KEY (USA), by Forli. Unraced. Half-sister to GORGEOUS (dam of STUNNING), SEASIDE ATTRACTION (dam of CAPE TOWN, GOLDEN ATTRACTION, CAPE CANAVERAL, RED CARNIVAL), HIAAM (dam of MALL QUEEN, MUNNAYA, SHEER REASON), KEY TO THE MOON,  Wilayif (dam of MORNING PRIDE),  Jood (dam of FANTASTIC LIGHT, HI DUBAI). Dam of 9 foals, 6 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

CLEVER RETURN (c Clever Trick) 6 wins from 6f to 9f, Albuquerque Clyde Tingley H., L, Santa Fe Los Alamos S., 2d Santa Fe Governor's H., L, 3d Albuquerque New Mexico State Fair H., L, Los Alamitos Don Benito S., L. Sire.


Race Record: 12 Starts 4-2-1 US$299,312.
Won Belmont Dwyer S., Gr 2 (1m ½f), Postponed S., L (1m ½f), Aqueduct Allowance Optional Claiming (1m), Maiden Special Weight (1m ¼f), 2nd Belmont Peter Pan S., Gr 2, Pimlico Federico Tesio S., L, 3rd Aqueduct Maiden Special Weight

(in U.S.A.)

At 3 : Belmont Dwyer S., Gr.2 (8½f beating Tizbig and Pascal)
Postponed S., L (8½f beating Admirality and Unbridled's Heart)
Aqueduct Maiden Special Weight (8¼f)
Allowance Optional Claiming (1m)
2d Belmont Peter Pan S., Gr.2 (9f to Casino Drive and beating Ready's Echo)
Pimlico Federico Tesio S., L (9f to Icabad Crane and beating Deputyville)
R. or Gr. 1993
GW 4 wins
f:944 r:784 w:630 SW:55
Wavering Monarch
B. 1979
GW 6 wins
f:664 r:382 w:297 SW:34
Majestic Light
B. 1973
GW 11 wins
f:852 r:672 w:437 SW:70
Majestic PrinceRaise a Native8
Gay Hostess4
High Voltage8
B. 1974
f:10 r:9 w:5 SW:1
BuckpasserTom Fool3
Lady be GoodBetter Self20
Past Eight8
Carlotta Maria
Gr. 1984
f:12 r:10 w:6 SW:1
Gr. 1967
GW 6 wins
f:599 r:434 w:294 SW:77
FortinoGrey Sovereign6
Life Hill3
Water Malone
Gr. 1974
GW 13 wins
f:5 r:5 w:2
Gray MatterStratmat20
B. 1992
Wnr 2 wins
f:15 r:12 w:10 SW:1
Conquistador Cielo
B. 1979
GW 9 wins
f:896 r:748 w:576 SW:65
Mr. Prospector
B. 1970
SW 7 wins
f:1178 r:980 w:739 SW:182
Raise a NativeNative Dancer5
Raise You8
Gold DiggerNashua3
K.D. Princess
Blk. or Br 1971
SP 6 wins
f:11 r:7 w:5 SW:1
Bold CommanderBold Ruler8
High Voltage8
Tammy's TurnTurn-to1
Tammy Twist8
B. 1987
f:11 r:8 w:6 SW:1
B. 1977
Wnr 3 wins
f:1075 r:837 w:658 SW:198
Northern DancerNearctic14
Pas de NomAdmiral's Voyage4
Forlis Key
B. 1982
f:9 r:6 w:4 SW:1
KamarKey to the Mint2
Square Angel14
f: number of foals | r: number that raced | w: number that won | SW: number of stakeswinners

MARIA'S MON Champion 2YO colt in USA in 1995. 4 wins at 2, US$507,140, Belmont Futurity S., Gr.1, Champagne S., Gr.1, Saratoga Sanford S., Gr.3, 3d Saratoga Hopeful S., Gr.1. He entered stud in USA in 1997. Third on USA/Can. Sire List in 2010. Sire of 784 progeny to race, 629 winners (80.0%), earnings of over $82 million, 55 stakes winners, 46 stakes placegetters, inc.

WAIT A WHILE (03f, A.P. Indy, Lord Avie). Champion 3YO filly in USA in 2006.12 wins-2 at 2-from 1m to 1¼m, US$2,181,917, Hollywood Park American Oaks, Gr.1, Santa Anita Yellow Ribbon S., Gr.1-twice, Gulfstream Park Davona Dale S., Gr.2, Santa Anita San Gorgonio H., Gr.2, Saratoga Ballston Spa H., Gr.2-twice, Lake Placid S., Gr.2, Belmont Sands Point S., Gr.3, Gulfstream Park Honey Fox H., Gr.3, Belmont Miss Grillo S., L, 2d Hollywood Park Matriarch S., Gr.1, Keeneland Ashland S., Gr.1, Belmont Just a Game S., Gr.2, 3d Belmont Flower Bowl S., Gr.1, Churchill Downs Kentucky Oaks, Gr.1, Aqueduct Demoiselle S., Gr.2, Gulfstream Park Bonnie Miss S., Gr.2, 4th Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf S., Gr.1.

MONARCHOS (98c, Dixieland Band, Roberto). 4 wins from 7f to 1¼m, US$1,720,830, Kentucky Derby, Gr.1, Gulfstream Park Florida Derby, Gr.1, Allowance, 2d Aqueduct Wood Memorial S., Gr.2, 3d Belmont S., Gr.1.

AWESOME MARIA (07f, Awesome Again, Private Account). 9 wins-2 at 2-from 7f to 9f, US$1,114,875, Belmont Ogden Phipps H., Gr.1, Matron S., Gr.2, Shuvee H., Gr.2, Gulfstream Park Rampart S., Gr.3-twice, Sabin S., Gr.3-twice, Saratoga Riskaverse S., L, 2d Aqueduct Gazelle S., Gr.1, Belmont Frizette S., Gr.1, 3d Belmont Ogden Phipps H., Gr.1, Delaware H., Gr.2, Parx Racing Cotillion S., Gr.2, 4th Belmont Topicount S., L.

SEE HOW SHE RUNS (99f, Cougar, Graustark). 8 wins from 6f to 8½f, US$586,990, Woodbine Selene S., Gr.1, Oaklawn Park Fantasy S., Gr.2, Lone Star Park Valid Expectations S., L, Prairie Meadows Saylorville S., L, 2d Arlington Park Singapore Plate S., Gr.3, Prairie Meadows Iowa Oaks, L, Prairie Meadows Oaks, L, 3d Prairie Meadows Iowa Distaff S., L, Oaklawn Park Spring Fever S., L, Carousel S., L.

MONZANTE (04g, Danzig, Boldnesian). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 9f, £15,011, US$555,109, Del Mar Eddie Read H., Gr.1, Santa Anita Santana Mile H., L, Hollywood Park Allowance, Santa Anita Allowance, 2d Hollywood Park Charles Whittingham Memorial H., Gr.1, Del Mar Windy Sands H., L, Kempton Ocean Trailers Distribution 2YO S., 3d Santa Anita Strub S., Gr.2, Newbury Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup, Highclere Thoroughbred Racing 2YO S., 4th Chester Dee S., Gr.3.

LATENT HEAT (03c, Capote, Mr. Prospector). 6 wins from 6½f to 1m, US$450,400, Santa Anita Malibu S., Gr.1, San Carlos H., Gr.2, Saratoga Allowance, 2d Monmouth Long Branch S., Gr.3, 3d Santa Anita Santa Catalina S., Gr.2, 4th Aqueduct Carter H., Gr.1.

SUPER SAVER (07c, A.P. Indy, Mr. Prospector). 3 wins-2 at 2-from 1m to 1¼m, US$1,889,766, Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby, Gr.1, Kentucky Jockey Club S., Gr.2, 2d Oaklawn Park Arkansas Derby, Gr.1, 3d Tampa Bay Derby, Gr.3, 4th Belmont Champagne S., Gr.1, Monmouth Haskell Invitational S., Gr.1.

MONBA (05c, Easy Goer, Silent Screen). 3 wins-2 at 2-from 7f to 9f, US$669,034, Keeneland Blue Grass S., Gr.1, Churchill Downs Allowance, 3d Keeneland Ben Ali S., Gr.3, Santa Anita Thunder Road H., Gr.3, 4th Santa Anita H., Gr.1, Hollywood Futurity, Gr.1.

EXHI (07c, Polish Numbers, Mr. Prospector). 6 wins-1 at 2-at 8½f, 9f, US$807,917, Keeneland Lexington S., Gr.2, Ben Ali S., Gr.3, Turfway Park Rushaway S., L, Woodbine Marine S., L, Victoria Park S., L, 2d Keeneland Fayette S., Gr.2, Mountaineer Park West Virginia Derby, Gr.2, 4th Parx Racing Pennsylvania Derby, Gr.2.

HIGH LIMIT (02c, Known Fact, Saratoga Six). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 6f to 9f, US$922,500, Fair Grounds Louisiana Derby, Gr.2, Santa Anita Strub S., Gr.2, San Pasqual H., Gr.2, 2d Keeneland Blue Grass S., Gr.1, 3d Delaware Park Leonard Richards S., Gr.3, 4th Santa Anita Santa Anita H., Gr.1, Saratoga National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame S., Gr.2.

SIMPLY SPLENDID (05f, Hennessy, Cure the Blues). 6 wins from 6½f to 1m, US$462,767, Woodbine Nassau S., Gr.2, Sweet Briar Too S., L, Allowance-twice, 2d Woodbine Seaway S., Gr.3, Ontario Matron S., L, Belle Mahone S., L.

EXPANSION (05c, Barathea, Alysheba). 5 wins from 8½f to 1½m, US$581,924, Aqueduct Red Smith H., Gr.2, Fair Grounds H., Gr.3, Gulfstream Park Allowance, 2d Fair Grounds Mervin H Muniz Jr Memorial H., Gr.2, Lone Star Park Dallas Turf Cup, L, 3d Belmont Man o' War S., Gr.1, Manhattan H., Gr.1, 4th Keeneland Elkhorn S., Gr.2, Santa Anita San Gabriel S., Gr.2.

MINT LANE (05c, Conquistador Cielo, Danzig). 4 wins from 1m to 8½f, US$299,312, Belmont Dwyer S., Gr.2, Postponed S., L, 2d Belmont Peter Pan S., Gr.2, Pimlico Federico Tesio S., L.

STRONG CONTENDER (03c, Dynaformer, Good Bloke). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 9f, US$618,000, Belmont Dwyer S., Gr.2, Louisiana Downs Super Derby, Gr.2, Gulfstream Park Allowance, 3d Keeneland Blue Grass S., Gr.1, Monmouth Haskell Invitational H., Gr.1, Belmont Peter Pan S., Gr.2.

WELL MONIED (06f, Quiet American, Baldski). 4 wins at 1m, 9f, US$393,729, Hollywood Park Honeymoon H., Gr.2, Santa Anita Allowance, 2d Hollywood Park American Oaks, Gr.1, 3d Del Mar Oaks, Gr.1, 4th Hollywood Park Gamely S., Gr.1, Wilshire H., Gr.3.

UPPERLINE (07f, Caerleon, Reference Point). 9 wins-2 at 2-from 7f to 1½m, US$772,988, Arlington Oaks, Gr.3, Arlington Park Arlington Matron S., Gr.3, Keeneland Bewitch S., Gr.3, Fair Grounds Bayou H., L, Allen Lacombe Memorial H., L, Keeneland Dowager S., L, Woodbine Trillium S., L, Keeneland Allowance, 2d Fair Grounds Bayou H., L, Keeneland Dowager S., L, Woodbine Trillium S., L, Arlington Park Top Flight S., L, 3d Keeneland Spinster S., Gr.1, Churchill Downs Golden Rod S., Gr.2, Arlington Park Modesty H., Gr.3, Gulfstream Park Herecomesthebride S., Gr.3, 4th Arlington Matron S., Gr.3.

CRIMINOLOGIST (03f, Seeking the Gold, Deputy Minister). 9 wins from 1m to 9f, US$554,313, Aqueduct Beaugay H., Gr.3, Belmont Noble Damsel H., Gr.3, Athenia H., Gr.3, Churchill Downs Cardinal H., Gr.3, Saratoga Perfect Sting S., L, Gulfstream Park Allowance, Keeneland Allowance, 3d Belmont Athenia H., Gr.3.

GAFF (02c, Tunerup, Valid Appeal). 8 wins-1 at 2-to 7f, €54,393, US$441,451, 220,800Dhs, Churchill Downs Aegon Turf Sprint S., Gr.3, Gulfstream Park Mr Prospector H., Gr.3, Fairyhouse El Gran Senor S., L, Fair Grounds Taylor's Special H., L, Bonapaw S., L, 2d Leopardstown Killavullan S., Gr.3, 3d Churchill Downs Aristides S., Gr.3, Leopardstown Two Thousand Guineas Trial, Gr.3, Pimlico Maryland Sprint H., Gr.3, Philadelphia Park Turf Monster H., L, 4th Leopardstown Ballycorus S., Gr.3, Fair Grounds Duncan F Kenner S., L, Mountaineer Park Harvey Arneault Memorial H., L.

SKY MOM (05f, Sky Classic, Afleet). 6 wins-3 at 2-from 4½f to 9f, US$488,594, Arlington Oaks, Gr.3, Sunland Park Oaks, L, Turfway Park Kentucky Cup Juvenile Fillies S., L, Oaklawn Park Martha Washington S., L, Churchill Downs Allowance, 2d Prairie Meadows Iowa Oaks, Gr.3, Lone Star Park Cinemine S., L, Woodbine My Dear S., L, 3d Churchill Downs Pocahontas S., Gr.3, Mountaineer Park Golden Sylvia H., L, Delta Downs Genesis S., L, 4th Hoosier Park Indiana Oaks, Gr.2, Oaklawn Park Instant Racing S., L.

INIMITABLE ROMANEE (08f, Kissin Kris, Band Practice). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 1½m, £3,434, US$472,979, Aqueduct Long Island H., Gr.3, Gulfstream Park The Very One S., Gr.3, Keeneland Bewitch S., Gr.3, Belmont Allowance, 2d Belmont Mount Vernon S., L, Saratoga On the Bus S., L, Irish Linnet S., L, 3d Belmont John Hettinger S., L-twice, Saratoga Yaddo S., L.

HUDSON LANDING (07g, Shotiche, Bold Ruckus). 12 wins at 1m, 8½f, US$561,343, Golden Gate San Francisco Mile S., Gr.3, All American S., Gr.3, Emerald Downs Mt Rainier H., L, Golden Gate Alcatraz S., L, 2d Golden Gate Berkeley H., Gr.3, All American S., Gr.3, 3d Golden Gate San Francisco Mile S., Gr.3, All American S., Gr.3, Fresno Bull Dog H., L, Golden Gate Rolling Green S., L, Santa Rosa Joseph T Grace H., L, 4th Hollywood Park Will Rogers S., Gr.3.

WANDER MOM (98f, Storm Bird, Raise a Man). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 5½f to 9f, US$399,656, Calder My Charmer H., Gr.3, Tampa Bay Downs Endeavour S., L, Hialeah Coconut Grove S., L, Gulfstream Park Allowance, 2d Saratoga Lake Placid H., Gr.2, Calder Calder Breeders' Cup H., L, Office Queen S., L, Powder Break S., L, 3d Belmont Garden City H., Gr.1, Gulfstream Park De La Rose H., Gr.2, Calder My Charmer H., Gr.3, Hialeah Patricia S., L, Calder Majestic Flag S., L, 4th Tampa Bay Downs Hillsborough S., L.

CAUSE TO BELIEVE (03c, Storm Cat, Mr. Prospector). 6 wins-4 at 2-from 4½f to 8½f, US$427,643, Bay Meadows El Camino Real Derby, Gr.3, Golden Gate California Derby, L, Comcast Bay Meadows Juvenile S., L, Golden Gate Mill Valley S., L, Santa Rosa Cavonnier Juvenile S., L, 2d Golden Gate Malcolm Anderson S., L, Santa Anita San Miguel S., L, 3d Hawthorne Illinois Derby, Gr.2, Pleasanton Sam J Whiting Memorial H., L, 4th Hollywood Park Affirmed H., Gr.3.

EMERALD BEECH (06f, Ocean Crest, Exceller). 5 wins from 1m to 1½m, US$269,338, Saratoga Glens Falls S., Gr.3, Waya S., L, 4th Belmont Flower Bowl S., Gr.1.

BUSHMAN (04g, Fabulous Dancer, Riverman). 5 wins from 1m to 1¼m, £128,428, 22,080Dhs, Epsom Diomed S., Gr.3, Windsor Royal Windsor S., L, Newmarket S., Sandown Whitsun Cup, 2d York S., Gr.2, Haydock Superior Mile, L, Sandown Gala S., L, 3d Newmarket Ben Marshall S., L.

ICE BEAR (04c, Regal Classic, Raise a Native). 9 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 9f, US$881,178, Woodbine Eclipse S., Gr.3, With Approval S., L, Charlie Barley S., L, Allowance-3 times, 2d Woodbine King Edward H., Gr.2, Durham Cup, Gr.3, Labeeb S., L, With Approval S., L, Mt Sassafras S., L, 3d Woodbine King Edward S., Gr.2, Autumn S., Gr.2, With Approval S., L, 4th Woodbine Mile S., Gr.1, Woodbine Connaught Cup, Gr.3.

WHIMSY (02f, Crafty Prospector, Baldski). 5 wins from 5½f to 8½f, US$201,382, Prairie Meadows Iowa Oaks, Gr.3, Panthers S., L, Keeneland Allowance, 2d Prairie Meadows Wild Rose S., L, 3d Prairie Meadows Oaks, L.

WATCHMON (02c, Notebook, Miswaki). 4 wins from 7f to 11½f, US$317,247, Belmont Jamaica H., Gr.3, Allowance, Saratoga Allowance, 4th Pimlico Federico Tesio S., L.

SILVER TORNADO (98f, Silver Deputy, Quack). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 5½f to 8½f, Monmouth Reeve Schley Jr S., Gr.3, 4th Saratoga Lake George S., Gr.3.

LITTLE MISS HOLLY (08f, Storm Cat, Grenfall). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 8¼f, 8½f, US$217,430, Prairie Meadows Iowa Oaks, Gr.3, Churchill Downs Allowance, 3d Fair Grounds Silverbulletday S., L.

EMIYNA (08f, Sinndar, Darshaan). 2 wins at 7f, Curragh Athasi S., Gr.3, 2d Leopardstown Desmond S., Gr.3.

His sire sons include Monarchos (16), Super Saver (14), Cause to Believe (6), Latent Heat (5), Strong Contender (5), Mo Mon, Watchmon, Exhi, Mondavi, Bank Heist, etc.

Mint Lane

Stud Comments

Mint Lane (USA) now has 38 winners from only 62 runners and over $ 2 million . That's 58% winners to runners.

This is from a first crop of only 47 foals and a 2nd crop of only 32 foals.

He has winners in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and Korea - creating plenty of interest in overseas markets. At the Adelaide Magic Millions sales 2017, the Mint Lanes were well sort after especially by the Singapore buyers. Two colts sold for $43,000 and $35,000 .

His progeny have been popular for their type and photos are available for viewing in the gallery to see why!

Pedigree updates: Mint Lane's half sister produced Firing Line, a close 2nd to Triple Crown Winner AMERICAN PHARAOH in the 2015 Kentucky Derby and another half sister produced Sharp Azteca, one of the best 3YO milers in the USA this year.

Mint Lane gives breeders the opportunity to access the ability, versatility and class of his sire Maria's Mon. Maria's Mons statistics say it all. Multiple Group 1 winner and Champion US 2YO, US Champion 2nd crop sire and has been a regular Top Ten sire in the US, including 3rd in 2010. Total earnings of over $79 million, 1 Champion, 2 Kentucky Derby winners, 10 Group 1 winners, 80% winners to runners and an impressive over 10% Stakes horses to runners.

Mint Lane was an exciting Spring 3YO, who quickly came to the racing publics attention when stepping up to a mile, winning by 6 & ¾ lengths at Aqueduct and at his next start blitzing the main race of the day at Aqueduct again by 8 &½ lengths. He then followed that with an amazing 2nd in the Group 2 Peter Pan Stakes. After running suicidal sectionals in front, taking on the pacemaker, the race was won by the highly regarded Japanese raider Casino Drive, stable mate of the pacemaker, who knocked up and finished last.

Back to Listed company, a 5 & ¾ length win at Belmont followed, then straight into the Time Honoured Group 2 Belmont Dwyer Stakes, winning by 2 & ¾ lengths prompting quotes in the US media of "Mint Lane was all business as he put away his competitors with impressive acceleration" and "He's been clicking along at good fractions and turning back challenges and keeps going and has something in the tank- unbelievable!"

Mint Lane has plenty to recommend him as a sire. He brings ability and speed that stretches to a mile; he was an outstanding 3YO with a strong will to win and hails from a sireline that is spectacular at producing Group winners.