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Sire Mio Darezzo
Dam Iolanda
Grandsire Laland
Damsire Vespasian
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1937
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder H. W. Ray
Owner Charles S. Howard
Trainer Tom Smith
Record 50: 18-10-6
Earnings US$244,270
Mioland is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Iolanda by Mio Darezzo. He was born around 1937 in the United States, and was bred by H. W. Ray.
Major wins
American Derby (1940)
Westchester Handicap (1940)
Potomac Handicap (1940)
San Juan Capistrano Handicap (1940, 1941)
American Handicap (1941)
New Year Handicap (1941)
San Antonio Handicap (1941)
San Pasqual Handicap (1941)
Coral Gables Handicap (1942)
American Co-Champion Older Male Horse (1941)
Mioland Drive, Los Angeles, California
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Mioland (1937-1951) was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred in Oregon by H. W. Ray, he was out of the mare Iolanda. His German-born sire was Mio Darezzo, a winner of the Deutsches St. Leger who had been imported to stand at stud in the United States.

Raced at age two, Mioland's regular jockey was Earl Dew who won several races aboard the colt at California racetracks. Owner H. W. Ray sold Mioland to Charles Howard as a three-year-old. For future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame trainer Tom Smith, he became a top runner who earned 1941 American Co-Champion Older Male Horse honors.

In the 1940 U.S. Triple Crown series, under jockey Lester Balaski, Mioland ran fourth to winner Gallahadion in the Kentucky Derby then second to Bimelech in the Preakness Stakes. He did not run in the Belmont Stakes but that year he won the Potomac and Westchester Handicaps in the Northeastern United States then the prestigious American Derby at Chicago then in California, the San Juan Capistrano Handicap. Mioland remained on the West Coast of the United States where he won three important races in 1941 including his second consecutive San Juan Capistrano Handicap. What makes his back-to-back wins even more notable is that the 1940 win was at a distance of 1 1/16 miles but the 1941 win came at the much longer distance of 1 1/2 miles. Mioland's 1941 performances earned him American Co-Champion Older Male Horse honors.

Mioland raced at age five on the United States East Coast where his best results were a record-breaking win in the 1942 Coral Gables Handicap at Hialeah Park, [1] a second-place finish behind Challedon in the Philadelphia Handicap at Havre de Grace Racetrack and third in the Dixie Handicap to 1941 Triple Crown winner, Whirlaway.

Retired to stud duty, Mioland had limited success as a sire but did get several winners of minor race before dying in 1951 at the relatively early age of fourteen.



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