MAV MASTER IS 50TH STAKES WINNER FOR MIZZEN MAST
Taken from www.bloodhorse.com
by Eric Mitchell
Texas-bred Mav Master became the
50th black-type winner for Juddmonte Farms' MIZZEN MAST when the
Hal Browning homebred won Sam Houston Race
Park's Jan. 27 Richard King Turf Stakes.
The 5-year-old gelding earned black-type in his third start
in stakes company in a race that eluded him a year ago. Mav Master finished
second in the 2017 edition of the Richard King Turf to the Broken Vow gelding Can't Be Wrong.
In this year's Richard King Turf, which was moved to the
sloppy main track, Mav Master ran much closer to the pace and prevailed by a
neck over multiple stakes-placed winner Special Praise. Mav
Master was a close second choice in the wagering to favored Can't Be
Wrong, who was not a factor and finished seventh.
Browning has been cultivating Mav Master's family since he
bought the gelding's third dam Fifth Question (by Fifth Marine) at the 1988
Heritage Place Fall sale for $38,000 to dissolve a partnership. Fifth Question
produced five winners from five foals, including grade 3-placed winner Ozwaki
(Miswaki) and Miss Diamond Mine (Mining). As a racehorse, Miss Diamond Mine
became a stakes winner and was stakes-placed five times. As a mare, Miss
Diamond Mine has produced five winners from five foals, which
includes full siblings five-time black-type winner Annie Savoy and
stakes-placed winner Hollywood Ice, who
compiled a 17-14-11 record in 67 starts.
Mav Master is out of Annie Savoy, a daughter of Langfuhr , who has produced
four winners out of six to race, including stakes-placed winner Beau's Angel (Speightstown ).
MIZZEN MAST is a Gr.1 winner bred and raced by Khalid
Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms, which recently received its fourth outstanding
owner Eclipse Award. The son of Cozzene out of Kinema (Graustark) won at
first asking at 2 and became group-placed in his second start. At 3, he won the
Prix de Guiche (Gr.3) and finished second in the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris
(Gr.1) before being sent to trainer Bobby Frankel in the United States. MIZZEN MAST ended his sophomore campaign with victories in the Bien Bien Stakes and
the Malibu Stakes (Gr.1). He made one start at 4, taking the Strub Stakes (Gr.2)
before being retired.
As a sire, MIZZEN MAST has 22 graded/group winners among his
50 black-type winners, which include six millionaires and nine grade/group 1
winners. The stallion's chief earner to date is Hong Kong Gr.1 winner Sea
Defence, who won the Stewards' Cup (Gr.1) and was second in the Longines Hong
Kong Mile (Gr.1) on the way to accumulating $2,113,227 in purses. MIZZEN MAST's
most accomplished runner is arguably his daughter Mizdirection, who
had nine black-type wins among her 11 career victories. She
counted consecutive wins in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (Gr.1T) in 2012-13
among her six graded stakes scores.
MIZZEN MAST has an additional 43 black-type placed runners
among his 521 winners through Jan. 28. His progeny have earned $54,355,241 in
purses, or an average of $73,552 per starter. The stallion stands at Juddmonte
Farms near Lexington for a 2018 fee of $10,000.
Date: 29 January 2018