A friend just bought a lovely mare who is a grand daughter of Key To The Mint. The name rings a bell, but I wondered if anyone could tell me a little about him, or might even have known him. We would appreciate any info!
The Paul Mellon (Rokeby) bred runner did quite well - Key To The Mint - as a racer:
video: 1972 Travers Stakes
Video: 1972 Brooklyn Handicap
Video: 1972 Whitney Handicap
And finished 3rd in the 1972 Preakness Stakes.
Wow! Thanks so much for the info, great!
What a terrific horse. I knew the name was familiar.
You can get more information about him (and see a picture of him) here:
He was a beautiful horse and IIRC, he had a nice disposition too.
Thanks! Wasn't he a gorgeous fellow?
And I see he goes back to a 1908 mare named "Blue Tit"! I take it that is after the bird species?