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Spun Sugar

Spun Sugar
Sire Awesome Again
Dam Irish Cherry
Grandsire Deputy Minister
Damsire Irish Open
Gender Mare
Foaled 2002
Country United States
Color Dark Brown
Breeder Adena Springs
Owner Shadwell Estate
Trainer Todd Pletcher
Record 13: 6-3-1
Earnings $929,171
Spun Sugar is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Irish Cherry by Awesome Again. She was born around 2002 in the United States, and was bred by Adena Springs.
Major wins
Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (2005)
Apple Blossom Handicap (2006)
Go for Wand Handicap (2006)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Spun Sugar (foaled January 28, 2002 in Kentucky) is an American thoroughbred mare racehorse. She is sired by multiple grade one stakes winner, Awesome Again who was United States Horse of the Year. He in turn was sired by another leading American sire in Deputy Minister. She was out of the mare, Irish Cherry.[1]

Spun Sugar raced a total of 13 times and won or placed in nine races, seven of them stakes races. Spun Sugar is probably best known for her wins in the grade two Black-Eyed Susan Stakes and the grade one Apple Blossom Handicap.


Three year-old season

As a three year-old in 2005, Stronach Stable's Spun Sugar scored a convincing victory in the $250,000 Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes as she beat a field of six three year-old rivals at Pimlico Race Course. At that time Spun Sugar was three for four lifetime. The win marked her first added-money stakes score, after winning a maiden and an allowance race prior to that start. The Black-Eyed Susan Stakes is considered by many to be the de-facto second leg of the "Filly Triple Crown." The Todd Pletcher trainee was sent to post as the favorite at odds of 1.20-1 odds at "Old-Hilltop" and won under jockey John Velazquez. Going into the club house turn, Merrill Gold under Edgar Prado stumbled and was pulled up. Spun Sugar had to check and steer through the traffic to the inside of the trouble. Then as the field ran down the back stretch, she was very wide but in the clear and took control around the far turn when her rider asked her to move to the lead. She won going away by 3-3/4 lengths in 1:53 for the 1-1/8 mile distance over a sloppy track. R Lady Joy, a 5-1 shot took second, while 7.50-1 shot Pleasant Chimes was another three lengths back in third. Spun Sugar paid $4.40 to win as the favorite.

Later that year Spun Sugar placed second all three legs of New York's Triple Tiara. The three legs were all grade one stakes races that included both the Mother Goose at 1-1/8 miles (9 furlongs) and Coaching Club American Oaks at 1-1/4 miles (10 furlongs) at Belmont Park as well as the Alabama Stakes 1-1/4 miles (10 furlongs) at Saratoga.

Four year-old season

Spun Sugar won the grade one Apple Blossom Handicap in 2006 over grade one winner Happy Ticket at 8.5 furlongs at Oaklawn Park. She also captured that year's grade one Go for Wand Handicap at 1-1/8 miles (9furlongs) at Saratoga Race Course.


Upon retirement Spun Sugar was sold privately to Sheik Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Shadwell Estate. She currently resides at Shadwell Farm in Lexington, KY.


  1. Pedigree Online, Thoroughbred Database;[1].

  • [2] Pedigree & Partial Stats


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