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US Gr2-Winner Mint Lane Joins Willow Grove At $6.6k
US Gr2-winning 5YO stallion Mint Lane (Maria's Mon-Sister Girl, by Conquistador Cielo) will stand the 2010 breeding season at Ralph & Linda Satchell's Woodside-based Willow Grove stud in South Australia at a $6,600 fee. On the track as a 3YO in 2008, Mint Lane won both the US Gr2 Dwyer Stakes (8.5 furlongs) at Belmont Park & Listed Postponed Stakes (8.5 furlongs) at Belmont, as well as finishing runner-up in both the Gr2 Peter Pan Stakes (9 furlongs) at Belmont & Listed Federico Tesio Stakes (9 furlongs) at Pimlico. His ill-fated sire Maria's Mon was US Champion 2YO; he is from the sire line of Raise A Native & carries a 5mx4m cross of that horse; his dam is by 1982 Horse-Of-The-Year Year & sire Conquistador Cielo (by Mr Prospector); his next 2 dams are by champion sires Danzig & Forli; & his Canadian Oaks-winning 4th dam Kamar was 1979 Champion 3YO Filly in Canada & 1990 US Broodmare-Of-The-Year.