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Bill Mott


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. Mott trained Cigar who was the highest money earner of all time until 2008 and tied the record for 16 straight wins during the1995 and 1996 racing seasons. He won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer in 1995 and 1996 and was honored with the Turf Publicists of America Big Sport of Turfdom Award in 1996. In 1998, Bill was inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame and reached the milestone of 4,000 career wins in 2010. In November 2010, he trained Unrivaled Belle to a Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic victory at Churchill Downs. He has won nine training titles at Saratoga, ten titles at Belmont Park, nine at Gulfstream Park, five titles at Keeneland and is the most victorious trainer of all time at Churchill Downs. Bill currently has a 100 horse stable that is based in New York and Kentucky. Bill Mott was born on July 29, 1953 and resides in Saratoga Springs, New York.

St. Elias Stable & West Point Thoroughbreds


WestPoint Thoroughbreds is a racing syndicate named by founder Terry Finley as a tribute to his alma mater, West Point.  Finley earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering and has a GPA that he jokes we "closer to the bottom than the top."  Finley served 8 years as an artillery officers in the Army attaining the rank of Captain before his honorable discharge in 1994.  West Point has campaigned Grade 1 winners such as Awesome Gem, Dream Rush, Flashy Bull, Irish Smoke, Lear's Princess, and Macho Again.  St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds purchased Ring Weekend in the 2012 Keeneland yearling sale.  Westpoint Thoroughbreds and St. Elias Stable have teamed up to campaign Ring Weekend for the 140th Kentucky Derby.


Curlin--Tears I Cry, by Chester House

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Watrugonnadorosie is by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin out of Grade 3-placed stakes winner Tears I Cry.

In addition to being named Horse of the Year for 2007-08, Curlin earned $10 million while capturing such prestigious races as the Preakness and Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2007, and the 2008 Group 1 Dubai World Cup while on track.

Watrugonnadorosie is from her sire’s first crop to race and joins the likes of Kentucky Derby contender Palace Malice and fellow Kentucky Oaks hopefuls Liberated and Blue Violet.

Tears I Cry, a daughter of Chester House, is out of the Danzig mare Mount Helena, making her a granddaughter of Group 1 Irish Oaks queen Helen Street.

Helen Street would go on to foal Grade/Group 1-winning leading sire Street Cry as well as the dam of European champion and fellow top stallion Shamardal.

This is the same female family as Japanese champion Neo Universe.

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