The Triple Crown Project
Career History
(race data complete)
KEY TO THE MINT
(b.c. 1969, Graustark -- Key Bridge x Princequillo )
Classic participant in: 1972

Notes: Sire of 49 stakes winners.

IMPORTANT VICTORIES & PLACINGS: (race data complete)

Finish Race Name
CHAMPION 3YO COLT
1stWhitney S.
1stKentucky Derby Trial
1stRemsen S.
1stWoodward S.
1stBrooklyn H.
1stTravers S.
1stExcelsior H.
1stSuburban H.
2ndCowdin S.
2ndMetropolitan H.
2ndJockey Club Gold Cup
3rdPREAKNESS STAKES
3rdGarden State S.


IMPORTANT OFFSPRING: (work in progress)

Name Sex, DOB, Pedigree Highlights
BARCELONAc., 1981 KEY TO THE MINT -- Bold Honor x BOLD RULERStakes placed; Sire of stakes winners.
CHRISTMAS BONUSbr.f., 1978 KEY TO THE MINT -- Sugar Plum Time x BOLD RULERPoquessing H.
GOLD AND IVORYb.c., 1981 KEY TO THE MINT -- Ivory Wand x Sir IvorIn Italy: CHAMPION 3yo Colt, Gran Prix Del Jockey Club In Germany: CHAMPION 3yo Colt, Prix Von Europa In Great Britain: Royal Lodge S.
J V BENNETTbr.c., 1993 KEY TO THE MINT -- Amanda's Song x SECRETARIATTempe H.
JEWEL PRINCESSb.f., 1992 KEY TO THE MINT -- Jewell Ridge x Melyno (IRE)CHAMPION Older Mare, Breeders' Cup Distaff S., Santa Margarita Invitational H., Vanity Invitational H., Santa Maria H., Louisville Breeders' Cup H.San Clemente H., Linda Vista Breeders' Cup H., San Jose Breeders' Cup H.
KAMARf., 1976 KEY TO THE MINT -- Square Angel x QUADRANGLEIn Canada: CHAMPION 3yo Filly, Canadian Oaks, Yearling Sales S., Duchess S.; In USA: BROODMARE OF THE YEAR (dam of stakes winners Key To The Moon, Hiaam, Gorgeous, and Seaside Attraction)
KEY BIDb.f., 1984 KEY TO THE MINT -- Delta Bid x Delta JudgeBurlingame S.
KEY LORYch.c., 1994 KEY TO THE MINT -- Halory x HaloRed Bank H., Da Hoss S., Oceanport H., Sussex H., Creme Fraiche S.
KEY SPIRITg., 1986 KEY TO THE MINT -- Shy Spirit x PERSONALITYPhiladelphia Park Breeders' Cup, Highlander H., Acheivement S., Bold Venture H., Virgil H.
KEY TO THE BRIDGEf., 1984 KEY TO THE MINT -- Tool Booth x BuckpasserBeaugay H., Walter Malone S., Hialeah Breeders' Cup S.
KEY TO THE SAGAf., 1975 KEY TO THE MINT -- Sea Saga x Sea-BirdPucker Up S., Boiling Springs H.
LEGAL COINf., 1985 KEY TO THE MINT -- Regal Roberta x RobertoOh Susanna S.
LOVE SMITTENb.f., 1981 KEY TO THE MINT -- Square Angel x QUADRANGLEApple Blossom H., Santa Maria H., Silver Belles H., It's In The Air S., Autumn Days H.
MAGGIE BYNUMf., 1980 KEY TO THE MINT -- Funny Miss x HilariousRambling Rose S.
MINT COOLERf., 1984 KEY TO THE MINT -- Zippy Do x HilariousPrimrose S.
MOLEOLUSc., 1975 KEY TO THE MINT -- Peace Movement x ADMIRAL'S VOYAGETrue North H.
PLUGGED NICKLE
(See 1980)
b.c., 1977 KEY TO THE MINT -- Toll Booth x BuckpasserCHAMPION Sprinter, Laurel Futurity, Remesn S., Florida Derby, Wood Memorial S., Vosburgh S., Stuyvesant H., Fom Fool S., Jim Dandy S., Hutcheson S.; Sire of stakes winners.
ROCKAMUNDO
(See 1993)
b.c., 1990 KEY TO THE MINT -- Crystal Cup x Nijinsky IIArkansas Derby, Classic participant
SAUCE BOATc., 1975 KEY TO THE MINT -- Missy Baba x My BabuArlington-Washington Futurity
SHUKEYf., 1975 KEY TO THE MINT -- Shuvee x NASHUABeaugay H.
SMILE ON MY FACEch.f., 1991 KEY TO THE MINT -- Debonair Dancer x Staff WriterLady Remington Breeders' Cup S., Cimarron S.
SPENDERc., 1981 KEY TO THE MINT -- Worthy of Note x BuckpasserHonorable Order Of Ky. Colonel S.
SUGAR AND SPICEf., 1977 KEY TO THE MINT -- Sweet Tooth x On-and-OnMother Goose S., Ashland S., Cotillion S.
THE FEDc., 1995 KEY TO THE MINT -- Aletrice x TOM ROLFEDominion Day H.
TROVEb.f., 1979 KEY TO THE MINT -- Mazaca x Pappa FourwayTreetop S., Starbright S., Prioress S., Wistful S., Forward Gal S.
WINGS OF GRACEf., 1978 KEY TO THE MINT -- Far Beyond x Nijinsky IIBoiling Springs H.


IMPORTANT OFFSPRING OF HIS DAUGHTERS: (work in progress)

Name Sex, DOB, Pedigree Highlights
ADORATIONb.f., 1999 HONOR GRADES -- Sewing Lady x KEY TO THE MINTHollywood Breeders' Cup Oaks, Senorita S., Piedra Foundation H., Breeders' Cup Distaff, Santa Margarita Invitational H., Fleur De Lis H., Arlington Matron H.
AHKAAMch.c., 1993 Riverman -- Rare Mint x KEY TO THE MINTIn Ireland: Juddmonte Beresford S.
AL SAMER (AUS)b.c., 2002 Redoute's Choice (AUS) -- My Lady's Key x KEY TO THE MINTIn Australia: Sayers Black Opal S., Parramatta S.
BONUS MONEY (GB)b.c., 1991 CHIEF'S CROWN -- Christmas Bonus x KEY TO THE MINTGolden Act S.
BORN MIGHTYc., 1994 DEMONS BEGONE -- Costly Doll x KEY TO THE MINTRoyal Palm H., Grey Beret S., Memorial Day H., Jackie Wackie H.
BRIGHT CANDLESch.f., 1987 El Gran Senor -- Christmas Bonus x KEY TO THE MINTMajorette H., Santa Ysabel S.
CANDY CANEbr.f., 2004 INDIAN CHARLIE -- Peppermint Promise x KEY TO THE MINTAnn Arbor S., Unbridled Sidney S.
CAR KEYSch.g., 1998 Maria's Mon -- Share the Wealth x KEY TO THE MINTR. J. Speers S.
CASH THE FLASHb.f., 2000 Star de Naskra -- Cashelmara x KEY TO THE MINTAll Sold Out S.
CENTAVOSch.f., 1980 Scout Leader -- Special Key x KEY TO THE MINTDessie Sawyer Thoroughbred Futurity
CHEROKEE BENJIg., 1993 Cherokee Colony -- Key to the Saga x KEY TO THE MINTCavalier Cup S., Waquoit S.
CHRISTMAS GIFTbr.f., 1992 Green Desert -- Christmas Bonus x KEY TO THE MINTGreen River S., Boiling Springs H., Regret S., Beaugay H., Rockingham Breeders' Cup H.
CIANO CATb.c., 1995 Storm Cat -- Rare Mint x KEY TO THE MINTMaiden; Sire of stakes winners.
CINNAMON SUGAR (IRE)b.f., 1991 Wild Again -- Sugar and Spice x KEY TO THE MINTLong Look H., Coral Gables H.
CORPORATE REPORT
(See 1991)
ch.c., 1988 Private Account -- Ten Cents a Kiss x KEY TO THE MINTTravers S.; Sire of stakes winners.
CRAFTY CHRISg., 1990 Crafty Prospector -- Key To My Dream x KEY TO THE MINTDade County S., Glitterman H.
CROWN AMBASSADORch.c., 1994 Storm Cat -- Rare Mint x KEY TO THE MINTStakes placed; Sire of stakes winners.
DANGER'S HOURc., 1982 COASTAL -- Lively Living x KEY TO THE MINTManhattan H., Rutgers H., Lexington S., Lawrence Realization S., Hill Prince S., Pennsylvania Governors Cup H.
DE ROCHEg., 1986 Cox's Ridge -- Maggie Bynum x KEY TO THE MINTJerome H., Alysheba S.
DHARMA GIRLch.f., 1999 French Deputy -- Cashelmara x KEY TO THE MINTIsaac Murphy H.
DIAMONDch.c., 1995 Mr. Prospector -- Pure Profit x KEY TO THE MINTSkip Trial S.; Sire of stakes winners.
DRACHMAg., 1984 DAMASCUS -- Ten Cents a Kiss x KEY TO THE MINTGallant Man S.
DULUTHb.c., 1982 CODEX -- Graceful Gal x KEY TO THE MINTKnickerbocker H., Gallant Man S., Daryl's Joy S.
EDUCATED RISKb.f., 1990 Mr. Prospector -- Pure Profiy x KEY TO THE MINTFrizette S., Top Flight H., Churchill Downs H., Rampart H., Virginia H., Shirley Jones H.
EL PACHUCO C. (DOM)b.c., 1999 Saint Crimson -- Neverbinnbeat x KEY TO THE MINTIn Dominican Republic: CHAMPION 2yo Colt, Clasico de Criadores
GORGEOUSf., 1986 SLEW O'GOLD -- Kamar x KEY TO THE MINTAshland S., Hollywood Oaks, Vanity Invitational H., Apple Blossom H., La Canada S., Santa Ysabel S., Bourbonette S.
HE'S ROYAL DEEch.g., 2002 AFTERNOON DEELITES -- Half Crown x KEY TO THE MINTOak Hall S.
HEAT IT UPf., 1997 DIXIELAND HEAT -- Remint x KEY TO THE MINTDuchess S., La Lorgnette S.
HIAAMf., 1984 ALYDAR -- Kamar x KEY TO THE MINTPrincess Margaret S., Bet With the Tote S., Wallis Fillies S.
HOLIDAY MUSICb.g., 1995 Prospector's Music -- Christmas Coin x KEY TO THE MINTMr. Nickerson H., Wild and Wonderful H.
I REALLY WILLbr.c., 1980 IN REALITY -- Graceful Gal x KEY TO THE MINTMiami Beach H.
INSIDE INFORMATIONb.f., 1991 Private Account -- Pure Profit x KEY TO THE MINTCHAMPION Older Mare, Ashland S., Acorn S., Bonnie Miss S., Breeders' Cup Distaff, Spinster S., Ruffian H., Shuvee H., Molly Pitcher H., Monmouth Park H.
ISLEFAXYOUc., 1991 Storm Bird -- Key To The Bridge x KEY TO THE MINTNational Museum Racing Hall of Fame S.
JOI'SKI TOOf., 1980 BOLD BIDDER -- Joi'ski x KEY TO THE MINTSacramento H.
JUBA DOLLARch.c., 1983 Upper Nile -- Rare Mint x KEY TO THE MINTIn France: Pr Isonomy
KEY CONTENDERch.c., 1988 Fit To Fight -- Key Witness x KEY TO THE MINTSuburban H.; Sire of stakes winners.
KEY DANCERf., 1981 Nijinsky -- Key Partner x KEY TO THE MINTMatchmaker S., Athenia H. Caltha S.
KEY FLYERf., 1986 Nijinsky -- Key Partner x KEY TO THE MINTPalisades S.
KEY TO THE MOONc., 1981 Wajima -- Kamar x KEY TO THE MINTCHAMPION 3yo Colt in Canada, Dominion Day H., Discovery H., Gulfsteam Sprint Championship H., Durham Cup H., Queen's Plate S., Display S., Marine S.
LACENTER FLASHch.g., 2000 Cisco Road -- Night Sister x KEY TO THE MINTBosie Thoroughbred Derby
LIZZY COOLch.f., 2000 Saint Ballado -- Well Supported x KEY TO THE MINTRuthless S.
LONELY BIRDf., 1985 Storm Bird -- Reinvestment x KEY TO THE MINTIn Italy: Prix Regina Elena
LUCKY BABAbr.g., 1987 EL BABA -- After The Mint x KEY TO THE MINTGovernor's H., Province S. (twice), Victoria Day H. (twice), P.N.E. President's Speed H. (twice), Warren G. Magnuson H.
MALIBU MINTch.f., 2002 Malibu Moon -- Ivory Mint x KEY TO THE MINTChaposa Springs H., Princess Rooney H., Weekend Delight S., Thoroughbred Club of America S., Top Flight H.
MISS HESTERbr.f., 2000 Barkerville -- Mint Banquet x KEY TO THE MINTMesa H.
MR. EASY MONEYbr.c., 1991 Knights Choice -- Rich Girl x KEY TO THE MINTLennie Knowles Memorial Sprint Championship S., Emeral Cup S., Yakima Stallion S., Hopeful H., Glen Williams Memorial S., Sophmore Breeders' Cup S., Sophomore Express H., Martin Luther King S.; Sire of stakes winners.
MR. SCROOGEb.g., 1990 Silver Ghost -- Christmas Coin x KEY TO THE MINTOld Rosebud S.
MYSTERY RAYSch.f., 1985 Nijinsky II -- Rare Mint x KEY TO THE MINTIn France: Pr Fille De L'air, Pr Minerve
NINE KEYSf., 1990 FORTY NINER -- Clef d'Argent x KEY TO THE MINTApple Blossom H., Rampart H., Monmouth Park Breeders' Cup S., Honey Bee H.
NOTE MINT (URU)ch.c., 2002 Notation -- Bright Mint x KEY TO THE MINTIn Uruaguay: Clasico Paraguay
ONE NICE CATb.c., 2000 Storm Cat -- Jewel Princess x KEY TO THE MINTPolynesian S.
PADRAO GLOBALf., 1989 Storm Bird -- Reinvestment x KEY TO THE MINTIn Brazil: Onze De Julho, Euvaldo Lodi
PETROSKIc., 1990 Polish Navy -- Key to the Bridge x KEY TO THE MINTNew York Turf Writers' Cup Steeplechase H.
PICNICIN'f., 1997 Red Ransom -- Bank Key x KEY TO THE MINTGold Digger S.
PLENTY OF GRACEb.f., 1987 Roberto -- Wings of Grace x KEY TO THE MINTYellow Ribbon Invitational S., Queen Elizabeth 2nd Challenge Cup S., New York H., Diana H., Boiling Springs H.
POST A NOTEb.g., 1995 Avenue Of Flags -- Utterly Elegant x KEY TO THE MINTGolden State Mile S.
POWIS CASTLE
(See 1994)
b.c., 1991 Rare Brick -- Castle Eight x KEY TO THE MINTClassic participant
PRINCE OF BIRDSch.c., 1985 Storm Bird -- Special Key x KEY TO THE MINTIn Ireland: CHAMPION Miler, Tetrarch S., Irish 2000 Guineas; Sire of stakes winners.
PURE FUNch.f., 2010 Pure Prize -- Chelsea Green x KEY TO THE MINTHollywood Starlet S., Indiana Oaks
REAL COURAGEch.c., 1983 IN REALITY -- Graceful Gal x KEY TO THE MINTJaipur S., Envoy S.; Sire of stakes winners.
ROBIN DES BOISb.c., 1987 Nureyev -- Rare Mint x KEY TO THE MINTIn France: Criterium D'every
ROBIN DES PINSb.c., 1988 Nureyev -- Rare Mint x KEY TO THE MINTIn France: Pr De Montretout, Pr Du Palais Royal, Pr De Saint Georges; In Germany: Holsten Trophy, Goldene Peitsche; Champion Sire in Uruguay; Sire of stakes winners.
ROYAL CHARIOTbr.g., 1990 Strawberry Road (Aus) -- Gold Issue x KEY TO THE MINTHollywood Turf Cup S., Del Mar Invitational H., Wickerr H.
ROYAL DRAGONb.c., 1998 Danehill -- Carmelized x KEY TO THE MINTIn Germany: Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen, Preis der Dreijahrigen, Gorsser Muller Brot-Preis, Berlin Brandenburg Trophy
RYTHMICALb.f., 1985 Fappiano -- Graceful Gal x KEY TO THE MINTNewton S.
SARACEN'S ACTbr.f., 1987 GOLDEN ACT -- Key To Damascus x KEY TO THE MINTDelta Miss S.
SEASIDE ATTRACTIONf., 1987 SEATTLE SLEW -- Kamar x KEY TO THE MINTKentucky Oaks
SELDOM SEEN SUEf., 1983 Lines Of Power -- My Locket x KEY TO THE MINTMilady H., Hawthorne H., El Encino S.
SHEBLbr.c., 1990 Green Desert -- Christmas Bonus x KEY TO THE MINTIn Dubai: Jebal Ali Mile
SIBERIAN PINEb.c., 1990 Nijinsky II -- Pennyworth x KEY TO THE MINTUnraced; Sire of stakes winners.
SILVER PICEAch.g., 1990 HOIST THE SILVER -- Picea x KEY TO THE MINTTsunami Slew H., Debonair Junior H., Roadrunner H.
SOARING SOFTLYch.f., 1995 Kris S. -- Wings of Grace x KEY TO THE MINTCHAMPION Turf Mare, Breeders' Cup Filly Mare Turf S., Flower Bowl Invitational H., New York H., Sheepshead Bay H., Vineland H.
SOLDIEROFFAITHbr.c., 1990 RISEN STAR -- Key Bid x KEY TO THE MINTFair Grounds Sales Derby
SONOFAWILDCATbr.c., 2007 Wildcat Heir -- Infomint x KEY TO THE MINTMarquis Downs H.
SOPHIE MY LOVEf., 1995 Danzig -- Ramirena x KEY TO THE MINTPebbles H., Sandy Blue H.
SPECTACULAR SPICEgr.c., 1984 SPECTACULAR BID -- Sugar and Spice x KEY TO THE MINTNon stakes winner; Sire of stakes winners.
SPICY RED (PER)ch.c., 1997 THIRTY SIX RED -- Spicy Secret x KEY TO THE MINTIn Peru: CHAMPION 2yo Colt
STONEHATCHc., 1991 Storm Bird -- Lively Living x KEY TO THE MINTIn England: Coventry S.
SUMMER SECRETARYch.f., 1985 SECRETARIAT -- Golden Summer x KEY TO THE MINTBeaugay H. (twice), Atlantic City Breeders' Cup H., Rumson Breeders' Cup H.
SURE TURNb.c., 1983 Best Turn -- Sugar and Spice x KEY TO THE MINTCrimson Satan S.
SWAINb.c., 1992 Nashwan -- Love Smitten x KEY TO THE MINTIn England and Ireland: CHAMPION Older Male (three times), Irish Champion S.,King George QueenElizabeth Diamond S. (twice), Coronation Cup, in France: Prix Foy,Pris de Reux, Prix du Lys, Grand Prix de Deauville Lancel
SWAIN (IRE)b.c., 1992 Nashwan -- Love Smitten x KEY TO THE MINTIn UK: HWT Older Horse, King George 6th Queen Elizabeth Diamond S. (twice), Irish Champion S., Vodafone Coronation Cup In France: Prix Du Lys, Prix De Reux, Gran Prix De Deauville Lancel, Prix Foy; Sire of stakes winners.
TABLE LIMIT
(See 2002)
ch.c., 1999 CONQUISTADOR CIELO -- Utterly Elegant x KEY TO THE MINTClassic participant
TAIKI SHERLOCK (JPN)b.c., 1992 Jade Robbery -- Villa Rose x KEY TO THE MINTIn Japan: Elm S., urawa Kinen
THE UNFORGIVENf., 1994 HAWKSTER -- Dance to the Mint x KEY TO THE MINTPenn National Distaff H., Alma North H., Summertime Promise S.
THIEF OF HEARTSc., 1995 In The Wings -- Love Smitten x KEY TO THE MINTIn France: Prix De Conde
THIS CAT'S FOR YOUch.c., 2000 Just a Cat -- Burning for You x KEY TO THE MINTPremier S., CTBA Derby, KLAQ H., Sunland Park Yuletide Derby
TROJAN VICTORYbr.f., 2004 Yankee Victor -- Well Supported x KEY TO THE MINTCity of Pheonix S.
WATER POET (IRE)c., 1993 Sadlers Wells -- Love Smitten x KEY TO THE MINTIn France: Prix Nimbus, Prix De Reux
WILD SNITCHch.f., 2000 Forest Wildcat -- Infomint x KEY TO THE MINTSorority S.
WORTHEROATSINGOLDf., 1987 NASKRA -- Pennyworth x KEY TO THE MINTLadies H.


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