COMIC STRIP | HE BE FIRE N ICE | MARINO MARINI | NORTHERN CAUSEWAY     
ONEBADSHARK | SLEW'S TIZNOW | SOUTHERN IMAGE | STORM WOLF     
STREET HERO | THE PAMPLEMOUSSE | TYPHOON SLEW | U S RANGER     











2000 • 16.1 h.
Ranked in the Top Six Active Sires by 2014 Cal-Bred Earnings

by Storm Cat – Halo America,
by Waquoit
2015 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.
  • Outstanding 2014 season with SEVEN Stakes performers including SW MARINO’S WILD CAT ($157,410), 5 wins incl. $100,000 Harris Farm S. by 5-3⁄4 lengths, never off-the-board in nine starts, incl. $50,000 Jess Jackson Owners’ H.; SW MAHOGANY RUN, 3 wins by 15-1⁄4 combined lengths; etc.
  • Sire of 12% Stakes Horses, including 2013 star SWEET MARINI, 1-2-3 in 4 of 5 starts as a 3YO incl. 1st $200,000 Fleet Treat S. by 43⁄4 lengths, 2nd $250,000 Melair S., 3rd Grade 3 Rancho Bernardo H.); STARLIGHT MAGIC; SHUDACUDAWUDYA; MONEY LOVER; GREGOR
  • Total progeny earnings of over $7.8 million as of Fall 2014.
  • Sweet Marini Goes Back-to-Back
  • New Track Record for Sweet Marini
  • Marino's Wild Cat Cruises in Harris Farms Stakes
  • Marino's Wild Cat Gets Allowance Win for His Fourth-in-a-Row
  • 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:
SWEET MARINI
(2010 f, by In Excess (IRE)) In US, 5 wins 2 to 4, 2014, $371,418 (US SSI = 7.89): 10. 1st Fleet Treat S.-R ($117,200, DMR) $200,000, 2nd Melair S.-R ($47,500, BHP) $245,000, 2nd Betty Grable S.-R ($19,000, DMR) $100,750, 3rd Rancho Bernardo H. [G3] ($150,000, DMR). NTR 5.5 furlongs Los Alamitos Race Course.

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.

MARINO'S WILD CAT (2009 g, by Dayjur) In US, 5 wins at 3 and 5, 2014, $172,410 (US SSI = 5.07): 11. 1st Harris Farm S.-R ($60,050, FNO) $100,250, 2nd Oakland S. ($13,000, GG) $55,070.

MONEY LOVER (2006 f, by Unbridled) In US, 3 wins at 4 and 5, $159,706,1st 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, $124,801 (US SSI = 1.03): 40. 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.

MAHOGANY RUN (2010 g, by Slewpy) In US, 3 wins at 4, 2014, $31,305 (US SSI = 0.74): 12. 1st C. J. Hindley Humboldt County Marathon H. [N] ($12,050, FER) $20,715.

SILVER SENSATION (2008 g, by Buckaroo) In US, 4 wins, 2 to 5, $24,360 (US SSI = 0.47): 15. 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, $316,358 (US SSI = 2.46): 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.
 

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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