Super Saver (horse)

Super Saver (foaled March 18, 2007) is a champion American Thoroughbred racehorse who won the 2010 Kentucky Derby.

Super Saver
SireMaria's Mon
GrandsireWavering Monarch
DamsireA.P. Indy
CountryUnited States
BreederWinStar Farm
OwnerTurkish Jockey Club
TrainerTodd A. Pletcher
Record9: 3-2-1
EarningsUS$ 1,826,432
Major wins
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.

Racing CareerEdit

Super Saver holds the stakes record for the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, by finishing a 1116 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 but finished eighth.

He then had another poor showing in the Haskell Invitational, and underwent a full veterinary exam, which showed that the colt had bruising and inflammation in all four of his cannon bones.

Stud CareerEdit

Super Saver was retired from racing in October, 2010 and began his stud career at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Kentucky for the 2011 breeding season.[1]

Pedigree descendants include:</ref>

c = colt, f = filly

Foaled Name Sex Major Wins
2012 Runhappy c Malibu Stakes, Phoenix Stakes
2012 Embellish the Lace f Alabama Stakes
2012 Super Majesty c Dogwood Stakes
2012 High Dollar Woman f Indiana Oaks
2012 I Spent It c Saratoga Special Stakes
2012 Competitive Edge c Pat Day Mile Stakes, Hopeful Stakes
2013 Inside Straight c Oaklawn Handicap
2014 Hedge Fund c Essex Handicap
2015 Super Steed c Southwest Stakes

Racing statisticsEdit

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 1116 m Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes II CD Dirt 1:42.83 1 5 Calvin Borel Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm
3/13/10 3 1116 m Tampa Bay Derby III TAM Dirt 1:44.31 3 Ramon Dominguez Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm
4/10/10 3 118 m Arkansas Derby I OP Dirt 1:49.37 2 Calvin Borel Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm
5/01/10 3 114 m Kentucky Derby I CD Dirt 2:04.45 1 2 ½ Calvin Borel Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm
5/15/10 3 1316 m Preakness Stakes I PIM Dirt 1:55.47 8 Calvin Borel Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm
8/1/10 3 118 m Haskell Invitational Handicap I MON Dirt 1:49.4 4 Calvin Borel Todd A. Pletcher WinStar Farm


Pedigree of Super Saver
Maria's Mon
Wavering Monarch Majestic Light Majestic Prince
Uncommitted Buckpasser
Lady Be Good
Carlotta Maria Caro Fortino
Water Malone Naskra
Gray Matter
A.P. Indy Seattle Slew Bold Reasoning
My Charmer
Weekend Surprise Secretariat
Lassie Dear
Get Lucky Mr. Prospector Raise a Native
Gold Digger
Dance Number Northern Dancer
Numbered Account


  1. ^ Lowe, Jeff. "Super Saver retired to stand at WinStar in 2011". Thoroughbred Times. Retrieved 21 January 2011.

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