|Breeder||Marion duPont Scott|
|Owner||Marion duPont Scott|
|Trainer||Frank A. Bonsal|
|Lexington Handicap (1962)
United Nations Handicap (1962, 1963)
Trenton Handicap (1962, 1964)
Diamond State Handicap (1963, 1964)
Washington, D.C. International Stakes (1963)
John B. Campbell Handicap (1964)
Monmouth Handicap (1964)
Widener Handicap (1964)
|American Champion Male Turf Horse (1963)|
He was bred and raced by Marion duPont Scott, a member of the prominent Du Pont family. His sire was imported British stallion Royal Charger, a son of Nearco whom Thoroughbred Heritage says was "one of the greatest racehorses of the Twentieth Century". Mongo's dam was Accra, Ms. Du Pont Scott's foundation mare, who produced at least seven other winners including the three-time American Champion Steeplechase Horse Neji.
Frank Bonsal, a former jockey in steeplechase racing, conditioned Mongo for racing. As a three-year-old in 1962, the colt won important races on turf under jockey Charlie Burr. He notably won the Lexington Handicap, the first of two consecutive runnings of both the United Nations Handicap and the Trenton Handicap. The following year was Mongo's most successful. On November 11 he met the reigning American Horse of the Year Kelso as well as challengers from France, Ireland, Hungary, Venezuela and Russia in the Washington, D.C. International Stakes. The race evolved into a match between Mongo and Kelso throughout the last half mile. On the line Mongo prevailed by half a length, but his win was only confirmed after the track stewards rejected a claim of interference brought by Ismail Valenzuela the rider of the runner-up. As a result of his successes Mongo was voted the 1963 American Champion Male Turf Horse.
Mongo also raced successfully at age five. He defeated Kelso again to win the 1964 Monmouth Handicap, defeated the outstanding runner Gun Bow in the John B. Campbell Handicap, and set a new Monmouth Park track record in winning the Trenton Handicap for the second time.
- Mongongo (1969) - winner of multiple stakes races including the Salvator Mile Handicap
- Bushongo (1971) - won Flamingo Stakes
- Commadore C. (1976) - Long Branch Stakes winner
- Mongo Queen (b. 1976) - won Sorority Stakes
Mongo died at age twenty-four on March 21, 1983, at Blue Ridge Farm.
Royal Charger (GB)
|Sun Princess (GB)
|Man o'War||Fair Play|
|Polly Flinders (Family:21-a)|
- Anne Peters Thoroughbred Heritage. "Pharos". Tbheritage.com. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
- "Neji". Racingmuseum.org. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
- "Mongo Outruns Kelso in International". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. November 12, 1963. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
- "Mongo pedigree". equineline.com. 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2013-01-02.