Grade II Winner Don't Get Mad to Spendthrift

Grade II winner Don't Get Mad will enter at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington. Don’t Get Mad, who raced for Hughes, will stand for $3,000.

Don't Get Mad, who was unbeaten in two starts as a 2-year-old, earned his way into the 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) after a seven-length score in the mile Derby Trial Stakes at Churchill Downs. In the Run for the Roses, Don't Get Mad closed to finish a solid fourth behind Giacomo, Closing Argument, and Afleet Alex, beaten just 3 1/2 lengths.

Don't Get Mad won several other big stakes later that year. He captured the Indiana Derby (gr. II) over Scrappy T and Thor's Echo and the Northern Dancer Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs. At Saratoga, he ran fourth in the Travers Stakes (gr. I).

A $350,000 Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-old, Don’t Get Mad retired with five wins from 13 races and earnings of $793,835. In his first two starts at 3, he placed in the San Vicente (gr. II) and San Felipe (gr. II) Stakes.

A son of Stephen Got Even, Don't Get Mad is out of the graded stakes-placed Jolie's Halo mare Class On Class, who is a half-sister to grade II winner Class Kris, dam of graded winner Gradepoint.