Multiple Graded Winner Mad Flatter Retired

Multiple Graded Winner Mad Flatter Retired
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Mad Flatter

Multiple graded stakes winner Mad Flatter   has been retired from racing and will enter stud for the 2013 season. A decision has not been reached as to where he will stand.

Back-to-back winner of the Spend a Buck Stakes (gr. III) at  Calder Casino & Race Course | BloodHorse.com Track Profile">Calder Casino & Race Course, Mad Flatter won the 2010 running by 6 1/4 lengths over Mambo Meister, earning a 105 Beyer speed figure. The victory earned him a "Win and You’re In" in the Breeders Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I). In that race he was impeded at the break and lost all chance and finished last. In the 2011 Spend a Buck, Mad Flatter won by a length, again defeating Mambo Meister.

By Flatter, Mad Flatter was a winner four different years. He won at distances from six furlongs to 1 1/16 miles. He placed in the Washington Park Handicap (gr. III), the Lecomte Stakes (gr. III), and the Carl G. Rose Classic Handicap.

Mad Flatter was retired with a record of 8-1-5 from 28 starts and earnings of $354,843.

Trained his entire career by Jeff Thornbury, Mad Flatter not only won at Calder but at Arlington Park, Churchill Downs, and Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Bred in Florida by Bonnie Heath Farm, he raced initially for his breeder, then in partnership with Bright Brook Farm, Holiday Stable, and Hinkle Farms.

"We had great fun with the 'Madman'," said co-owner and breeder Bonnie Heath in a release. "He seemed to prefer two turns and dirt, but was good enough to place in the Washington Park at 1 3/16ths, beaten only three-quarters of a length."

Mad Flatter, who has two crosses of Kentucky Broodmare of the Year Weekend Surprise in his pedigree, is out of the winning Honor Grades mare Miss Pangea and is half brother to stakes-placed Gondwanan and the dam of stakes winner Hello Prince. His fifth dam is a full sister to the great Nasrullah.

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