Open Mind (horse)

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Open Mind
SireDeputy Minister
GrandsireVice Regent
DamStage Luck
DamsireStage Door Johnny
SexFilly
Foaled1986
CountryUnited States
ColourChestnut
BreederDue Process Stables
OwnerEugene V. Klein
TrainerD. Wayne Lukas
Record19: 12-2-2
Earnings$1,844,372
Major wins
Demoiselle Stakes (1988)
Kentucky Oaks (1989)
Pimlico Oaks (1989)
Acorn Stakes (1989)
Mother Goose Stakes (1989)
Coaching Club American Oaks (1989)
Alabama Stakes (1989)
Bonnie Miss Stakes (1989)
Forward Gal Stakes (1989) Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (1988)
Awards
American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly (1988)
American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly (1989)
Honours
US Racing Hall of Fame (2011)

Open Mind (foaled 1986 – died 1998) was an American Thoroughbred racing filly. In 1988, she won the Eclipse Award for American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly. In 1989, she won the award as American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly. In her third year, she also won the American Triple Tiara of Thoroughbred Racing.

Open Mind (chestnut filly, by Deputy Minister out of Stage Lucky, by Stage Door Johnny), was bred in New Jersey by Due Process Stables. She won 12 of her 19 career starts. Owned by Eugene V. Klein and trained by Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas, Open Mind was named champion 2-year-old filly of 1988 when she won four of six starts, including the Grade I Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies with Angel Cordero, Jr. in the stirrups.

At age three, Open Mind won eight of her 11 starts, including the New York Filly Triple Crown (the Acorn Stakes, the Mother Goose Stakes, and the Coaching Club American Oaks. Each of these were Grade I events. That year, she also won the Kentucky Oaks and the Alabama Stakes. Her victory in the Alabama Stakes was her 10th consecutive win, seven of which came in grade I races.

Open Mind died in Japan in 1998.

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Open Mind (USA), chestnut filly, 1986[1]
Sire
Deputy Minister (CAN)
1979
Vice Regent (CAN)
1967
Northern Dancer (CAN) Neartic (CAN)
Natalma (USA)
Victoria Regina (CAN) Menetrier (FRA)
Victoriana (CAN)
Mint Copy (CAN)
1970
Bunty's Flight (CAN) Bunty Lawless (CAN)
Broomflight (USA)
Shackney (USA) Jabneh (USA)
Grass Shack (USA)
Dam
Stage Luck (USA)
1972
Stage Door Johnny (USA)
1965
Prince John (USA) Prince Quillo (IRE)
Not Afraid (USA)
Peroxide Blonde (USA) Ballymoss (GB)
Folie Douce (FRA)
Take a Stand (USA)
1966
Amerigo (GB) Nearco (ITY)
Sanlinea (GB)
Self Control (USA) Better Self (USA)
Alibhai Rose (USA)

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