Cause to Believe

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Cause to Believe
Sire Maria's Mon
Grandsire Wavering Monarch
Dam Imaginary Cat
Damsire Storm Cat
Sex Stallion
Foaled 2003
Country United States
Colour Gray
Breeder Overbrook Farm
Owner Peter Redekop & Peter Abruzzo
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer
Record 17: 6-4-2
Earnings $421,543
Major wins
Mill Valley Stakes (2005)
El Camino Real Derby (2006)
California Derby (2006)

Cause to Believe (foaled February 11, 2003 in Kentucky) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse. He was a contender for the U.S. Triple Crown in 2006.

Cause to Believe was bred by Overbrook Farm. He is the son of Maria's Mon, the 1995 American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt. Out of the mare Imaginary Cat, a daughter of Storm Cat, his breeding line includes such notable horses as Northern Dancer, Secretariat and Majestic Prince.

Cause to Believe was purchased by Vancouver, British Columbia businessman Peter Redekop for $30,000 at the 2005 Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. In early 2006, Redekop sold a 25% interest in the horse to Chicago businessman, Peter Abruzzo.

The colt was trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and ridden by Russell Baze.


Finish Race Distance Track Condition
13th Kentucky Derby One and One-Quarter Miles Churchill Downs Fast
3rd Illinois Derby One and One-Eighth Miles Hawthorne Race Course Fast
1st California Derby One and One-Sixteenth Miles Golden Gate Fields Fast
1st El Camino Real Derby One and One-Sixteenth Miles Bay Meadows Fast
2nd San Miguel Stakes Six Furlongs Santa Anita Park Fast
1st Mill Valley Stakes Six Furlongs Golden Gate Fields Fast
1st Bay Meadows Juvenile One Mile Bay Meadows Fast
1st Cavonnier Juvenile Five and One-Half Furlongs Sonoma County Fair Fast
2nd Malcom Anderson Stakes Five Furlongs Golden Gate Fields Fast
1st Maiden Four and One-Half Furlongs Golden Gate Fields Fast
2nd Maiden Four and One-Half Furlongs Golden Gate Fields Fast