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Super Saver (horse)

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Super Saver is an American Thoroughbred race horse, best known as the winner of the 2010 Kentucky Derby. He is the latest horse to fail to win the elusive Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.

His ancestors include damsire A.P. Indy, winner of the 1992 Belmont Stakes, 1957 Preakness Stakes winner Bold Ruler, 1964 Kentucky Derby winner Northern Dancer, and Triple Crown winners Secretariat (1973) and Seattle Slew (1977). He is also descended from superstud Mr. Prospector, whose descendants have won numerous Triple Crown races. His sire Maria's Mon, was also the sire of 2001 Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos, and his dam Supercharger is a full sister to the dam of Bluegrass Cat.

He also holds the stakes record for the Grade II Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes for two-year-olds at Churchill Downs, finishing a 1 1/16 on a fast main track in 1:42.83, eclipsing the stakes record of 1:43.14 established by Captain Steve in 1999.

Super Saver provided the third Derby win in a four-year period for jockey Calvin Borel, and the first win out of 25 entries for trainer Todd Pletcher. Super Saver went off as 5:2 morning line favorite for the 2010 Preakness Stakes. Super Saver ended up finishing 8th in that race, thus becoming the latest in a long line of horses (beginning with 1979's Spectacular Bid) to fail to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978's Affirmed.

Super Saver
Sire Maria's Mon
Dam Supercharger
Grandsire Wavering Monarch
Damsire A.P. Indy
Gender Colt
Foaled 2007
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder WinStar Farm
Owner WinStar Farm
Trainer Todd A. Pletcher
Record 8: 3-2-1
Earnings US$ 1,826,432
Summary
Super Saver is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Supercharger by Maria's Mon. He was born around 2007 in the United States, and was bred by WinStar Farm.
Major wins
Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (2009)American Classic Race Wins:<b>
Kentucky Derby (2010)
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Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

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8/22/09 2 6 ½ f Maiden Special Weight SAR Dirt 1:16.80 2 John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm
9/11/09 2 1m Maiden Special Weight BEL Dirt 1:38.20 1 7 Ramon Dominguez Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm
10/10/09 2 1m Champagne Stakes I BEL Dirt 1:35.12 4 John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm
11/28/09 2 1 1/16 m Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes II CD Dirt 1:42.83 1 5 Calvin Borel Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm
3/13/10 3 1 1/16 m Tampa Bay Derby III TAM Dirt 1:44.31 3 Ramon Dominguez Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm
4/10/10 3 1 1/8 m Arkansas Derby I OP Dirt 1:49.37 2 Calvin Borel Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm
5/01/10 3 1 1/4 m Kentucky Derby I CD Dirt 2:04.45 1 2 ½ Calvin Borel Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm
5/15/10 3 1 3/16 m Preakness Stakes I PIM Dirt 1:55.47 8 Calvin Borel Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm
8/1/10 3 1 1/8 m Haskell Invitational Handicap I PIM Dirt 1:49.4 4 Calvin Borel Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm



Pedigree of Super Saver
Sire
Maria's Mon
Wavering Monarch Majestic Light Majestic Prince
Irradiate
Uncommitted Buckpasser
Lady Be Good
Carlotta Maria Caro Fortino
Chambord
Water Malone Naskra
Gray Matter
Dam
Supercharger
A.P. Indy Seattle Slew Bold Reasoning
My Charmer
Weekend Surprise Secretariat
Lassie Dear
Get Lucky Mr. Prospector Raise a Native
Gold Digger
Dance Number Northern Dancer
Numbered Account


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