|Owner||Trudy McCaffery & John Toffan|
|Trainer||J. Paco Gonzalez|
|Mane Minister is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Lacework by Deputy Minister. He was born around 1988 in the United States, and was bred by Normandy Farm.|
Pirate Cove Stakes (1991)|
Santa Catalina Stakes (1991)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on January 1, 2010|
Mane Minister (foaled 1988 in Kentucky) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse best remembered as the first horse to ever finish third in all three of the U.S. Triple Crown races. Bred by Normandy Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, he was out of the mare Lacework, whose sire was In Reality, winner of the 1967 Florida Derby and the Leading sire of two-year-olds in 1977. Mane Miinister's sire was Deputy Minister, the 1981 Canadian Horse of the Year and the Leading sire in North America in 1997 and 1998. Deputy Minister, his sire, Vice Regent, and his legendary grandsire, Northern Dancer, were all Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductees.
Purchased and raced by Californians Trudy McCaffery and John Toffan, Mane Minister's most important win came in the 1991 Santa Catalina Stakes. He went that year on to finish third to Strike the Gold in the Kentucky Derby and third to Hansel in both the Preakness and Belmont Stakes.
Retired to stud duty, in the United States Mane Minister notably sired Bosque Redondo who raced for McCaffery and Toffan and who in 2002 won the San Bernardino Handicap and Tokyo City Cup. Since 1997, Mane Minister has been standing at stud in Brazil.