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Bill Mott has had seven starters in the Kentucky Derby with his best finish coming in 2009 with Hold Me Back. He won his first Triple Crown race with Drosselmeyer in the 2010 Belmont Stakes. Bill owned and trained his first horse named My Assets at the age of 15. He won his first race with this mare who he purchased for $320. Before he graduated high school, he had won the South Dakota Futurity with Kosmic Tour. He worked for Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg for three years and gained valuable knowledge about running his own training operation, opening his own racing stable in 1978.
Juddmonte Stable is owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Juddmonte bred and raced the undefeated sensation Frankel who was the highest rated horse in the world in 2012. Juddmonte captured the 2003 Kentucky Oaks with Flute and the Belmont Stakes with Empire Maker. They have won 11 Eclipse Awards and won multiple champion races throughout the United States and Europe. Prince Abdullah bought his first race horse in 1977 and won his first Classic race, the 2000 Guineas, in 1980 with Known Fact. Juddmonte has 9 farms and more that 350 broodmares.
Emollient could be considered a blueblood, thanks to both her sire, Empire Maker, and dam, Soothing Touch.
Empire Maker never ran worse than third in eight races, capturing the Belmont Stakes, Wood Memorial and Florida Derby, all Grade 1s.
The stallion is a son of Toussaud, a Grade 1 queen herself who produced three other Grade 1 winners and was honored as Broodmare of the Year in 2002.
Empire Maker has been just as, if not more, successful in the breeding shed as his dam, siring the likes of dual Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic champion Royal Delta; Grade 1 winners Pioneerof the Nile, Bodemeister and Grace Hall; and three of the last four heroines of the Grade 1 Spinster in Mushka, Acoma and In Lingerie.
Pioneerof the Nile and Bodemeister both placed in the Kentucky Derby, while Grace Hall ran third in last year’s Kentucky Oaks.
Emollient gets some pretty nice black-type from her dam side as well, including French champion sire Machiavellian; European champion Bago; and Group 1 winners Coup de Genie, Denebola and stallion Exit to Nowhere.
Most importantly, Emollient’s fifth dam is a half-sister to breed-shaping sire Northern Dancer.
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