Super Saver (horse)
|Trainer||Todd A. Pletcher|
|Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (2009)
American Classic Race Wins:
Kentucky Derby (2010)
Super Saver's 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.
Super Saver holds the stakes record for the Grade II Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes for two-year-olds at Churchill Downs, finishing a 11⁄16 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 failing to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978's Affirmed.
After poor efforts following the Kentucky Derby in the Preakness Stakes and Haskell Invitational, Super Saver underwent a full veterinary exam, which showed that the colt had bruising and inflammation in all four of his cannon bones. He was retired from racing in October, 2010 and will begin his stud career at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Kentucky for the 2011 breeding season.
|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||11⁄16 m||Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes||II||CD||Dirt||1:42.83||1||5||Calvin Borel||Todd A. Pletcher||WinStar Farm|
|3/13/10||3||11⁄16 m||Tampa Bay Derby||III||TAM||Dirt||1:44.31||3||Ramon Dominguez||Todd A. Pletcher||WinStar Farm|
|4/10/10||3||11⁄8 m||Arkansas Derby||I||OP||Dirt||1:49.37||2||Calvin Borel||Todd A. Pletcher||WinStar Farm|
|5/01/10||3||11⁄4 m||Kentucky Derby||I||CD||Dirt||2:04.45||1||2 ½||Calvin Borel||Todd A. Pletcher||WinStar Farm|
|5/15/10||3||13⁄16 m||Preakness Stakes||I||PIM||Dirt||1:55.47||8||Calvin Borel||Todd A. Pletcher||WinStar Farm|
|8/1/10||3||11⁄8 m||Haskell Invitational Handicap||I||MON||Dirt||1:49.4||4||Calvin Borel||Todd A. Pletcher||WinStar Farm|
|Wavering Monarch||Majestic Light||Majestic Prince|
|Lady Be Good|
|A.P. Indy||Seattle Slew||Bold Reasoning|
|Get Lucky||Mr. Prospector||Raise a Native|
|Dance Number||Northern Dancer|
- Lowe, Jeff. "Super Saver retired to stand at WinStar in 2011.". Thoroughbred Times. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
- Lopresti, Mike (May 1, 2010). "Sun shines bright on jockey Calvin Borel at Kentucky Derby". USA Today. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
- Privman, Jay (May 1, 2010). "Super Saver gives Pletcher a first". Daily Racing Form (ESPN.com). Retrieved May 1, 2010.
- Drape, Joe (May 1, 2010). "With Super Saver, Pletcher Ends Derby Drought". The New York Times. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
- Super Saver's pedigree and partial racing stats
- Super Saver's Derby win featured inside and on the cover of Stride Magazine