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2000 • 16.1 h.
#1 leading California third-crop sire by 2010 winners & stakes winners 

by Storm Cat – Halo America,
by Waquoit
2014 Stud Fee: $2,500 Live Foal
payable October 1 of year bred
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Career Highlights

  • First foal from millionaire Grade I winner Halo America was a $1.8 million Keeneland September yearling purchase in 2001 by Demi O’Byrne for Coolmore.
  • Marino Marini won his 2-year-old debut in April at the Curragh and the Sara Lee Marble Stakes a month later.
  • He was also second, defeated less than a length in the Grade I Phoenix Stakes defeating Storm Cat's European champion 2-year-old Hold That Tiger and third in the Norfolk Stakes (G3) at Royal Ascot.
  • Winner of his first start at 3 in the U.S. at Hollywood Park, Marino Marini then was second in a head decision to Southern Image at equal weights in his dirt debut, the Grade I Malibu Stakes where he defeated nine graded winners.
  • Retired with earnings of $294,384, Marino Marino earned more than Van Nistelrooy, a Group 3 winner and Storm Cat’s most expensive yearling of 2001.
  • Leading California third-crop sire by 2010 winners and stakes winners.
  • 2012 progeny earnings over $1,600,000.
  • Total progeny earnings of over $6.8 million as of January 2014.
  • 2013 progeny earnings over $1,200,000 with two stakes winners.
  • Marino Marini's Son King Kelly Posts Upset In Turf Feature
  • Marino Marini Sires a Debut Maiden Special Winner and a Hollypark Allowance Winner
  • Sweet Marini Much the Best in Fleet Treat
  • Leading Runners:

STARLIGHT MAGIC (2009 f, by General Meeting) In US, 4 wins at 2 and 3, $334,900 (US SSI = 9.32): 10. 1st Fleet Treat S.-R ($110,000, DMR) $200,000, 1st Robert H. Walter California Cup Juvenile Fillies S ($60,000, SA) $100,000, 2nd Evening Jewel S.-R ($38,000, SA) $200,000, 3rd Melair S.-R ($33,000, BHP) $288,000, 3rd Torrey Pines S. [L] ($12,000, DMR) $100,000.

SHUDACUDAWUDYA (2007 g, by Cutlass Reality) In US, 9 wins, 2 to 5, $329,629 (US SSI = 5.26): 21. 1st Jess Jackson Owners' H. ($41,450, SR) $66,350, 1st Albany S. ($39,300, GG) $65,260, 1st Golden Nugget S. ($39,000, GG) $62,900, 2nd Oakland S. ($13,000, GG) $65,280, 3rd Sam J. Whiting Memorial H. [L] ($9,000, PLN) $75,000, 3rd Stuka S. [N] ($7,956, HOL) $53,500.

SWEET MARINI (2010 f, by In Excess (IRE)) In US, 3 wins at 2 and 3, 2013, $255,760 (US SSI = 11.11): 6. 1st Fleet Treat S.-R ($117,200, DMR) $200,000, 2nd Melair S.-R ($47,500, BHP) $245,000, 3rd Rancho Bernardo H. [G3] ($150,000, DMR).

MONEY LOVER (2006 f, by Unbridled) In US, 3 wins at 4 and 5, $159,706 (US SSI = 4.13): 16. 1st Alphabet Kisses S. [N] ($36,000, HOL) $60,400.

GREGOR (2008 g, by Dixieland Band) In US, 5 wins at 2 and 5, placed at 6, 2014, $124,036 (US SSI = 1.46): 26. 1st Inaugural H. [N] ($21,000, SRP) $35,000.

HOT FUSION (2007 g, by Out of Place) In US, 7 wins, 2 to 4, $44,062 (US SSI = 1.14): 12. 1st Elko County Thoroughbred Futurity [N] ($12,880, ELK) $28,000, 1st Elko County Thoroughbred Derby [N] ($8,280, ELK) $18,000, 1st Norm Goeringer Memorial S. [N] ($5,600, ELY) $11,200, 1st Governor's S. [N] ($2,400, ELK) $3,840, 2nd Stars and Stripes S. [N] ($1,156, BOI) $5,100, 3rd Governor's Cup S. [N] ($726, BOI) $6,050.

SILVER SENSATION (2008 g, by Buckaroo) In US, 4 wins, 2 to 5, 2013, $24,150 (US SSI = 0.50): 14. 1st Elko County Thoroughbred Futurity [N] ($11,040, ELK) $24,000, 3rd Elko Thoroughbred Derby [N] ($1,650, ELK) $15,000, 3rd Boise Open Derby [N] ($718, BOI) $4,900.

Bleach Blonde (2007 f, by Beau Genius) In US, 7 wins, 2 to 5, placed at 6, 2013, $316,358 (US SSI = 2.45): 47. 2nd Luther Burbank H. ($13,100, SR) $60,400, 2nd Luther Burbank H. ($13,050, SR) $55,900, 2nd Golden Poppy S. ($12,000, GG) $60,000, 3rd Harvest S. ($7,850, STK) $68,250, 3rd Corte Madera S. ($7,800, GG) $64,400.

King Kelly (2007 c, by Smart Strike) In US, 4 wins at 3 to 6, 2014, $169,224, 2nd Bull Dog H.

Miguel's Mascot (2006 g, by Devil's Bag) In US, 3 wins at 2 and 5, $150,309, 2nd Silky Sullivan S., Ntr Del Mar 5 1/2f 01:04.48 (A) 2008.

From Storm Cat's Best 2-year-old Crop
With his 12th crop to the races in 2002, Storm Cat led North America's Juvenile Sire list, and Marino Marini was among the eight 2-year-old stakes winners to contribute to Storm Cat’s eighth sire title in eight years. To date this phenomenal crop of 85 foals has produced two champions, 17 stakes winners and progeny earnings of $9.8 million.

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