Deputy Minister (horse)

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Deputy Minister
Sire Vice Regent
Grandsire Northern Dancer
Dam Mint Copy
Damsire Bunty's Flight
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1979
Country Canada
Colour Dark Bay
Breeder Centurion Farm
Owner Centurion Stables
Kinghaven Farms
Due Process Stable
Trainer Bill Marko (1981)
John J. Tammaro, Jr. (1982)
Reynaldo H. Nobles (1983)
Record 22: 12-2-2
Earnings $606,964
Major wins
Colin Stakes (1981)
Clarendon Stakes (1981)
Youthful Stakes (1981)
Laurel Futurity (1981)
Young America Stakes (1981)
Tom Fool Handicap (1983)
Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship (1983)
Donn Handicap (1983)
Awards
U.S. Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt (1981)
Canadian Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt (1981)
Canadian Horse of the Year (1981)
Leading sire in North America (1997, 1998)
Leading broodmare sire in North America (2007)
Honours
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (1988)
Deputy Minister Handicap at Gulfstream Park
Deputy Minister Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack

Deputy Minister (1979–2004) was a Canadian-bred Thoroughbred horse racing Champion. At age two, he won eight out of his nine starts and was voted the 1981 Sovereign and Eclipse Award winner as North American Champion 2-Yr-Old, and was also voted Canada's Sovereign Award for Horse of the Year. Early in his 1982 campaign, Deputy Minister wrenched an ankle while competing in the Bahamas Stakes at Hialeah Park, which restricted his racing that year.

After a good 1983 season in which he won the Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship, Donn Handicap and Tom Fool Handicap, Deputy Minister was retired to stand at stud at the Maryland branch of Windfields Farm, where he sired future U.S. Hall of Famer Go for Wand. By 1989, his success as a sire led to his being moved to Fred Seitz's Brookdale Farm in Versailles, Kentucky, where he spent the rest of his life. A career sire of 80 Graded stakes race winners, Deputy Minister was also the damsire of 108 stakes winners.

In 1988, he was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.

Deputy Minister died of a malignant tumor at the Ohio State University veterinary hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and was buried at Brookdale Farm.

Selected progeny[edit]

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Pedigree of Deputy Minister
Sire
Vice Regent
Northern Dancer Nearctic Nearco
Lady Angela
Natalma Native Dancer
Almahmoud
Victoria Regina Menetrier Fair Copy
La Melodie
Victoriana Windfields
Iribelle
Dam
Mint Copy
Bunty's Flight Bunty Lawless Ladder
Mintwina
Broomflight Deil
Air Post
Shakney Jabneh Bimelech
Bellesoeur
Grass Shack Polynesian
Good Example

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