Bred by Mabee and her late husband, John Mabee, Event of the Year raced in the Golden Eagle name. He won three stakes, including the Strub Stakes (gr. II), and his three stakes-placings included a runner-up effort in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I).Event of the Year, who was produced from the Mr. Prospector mare Classic Event, will stand for $4,000, down from his 2005 fee of $6,500.
Millionaire Event of the Year will stand in 2006 at Rich and Gaby Sulpizio's Magali Farms near Santa Ynez, Calif. Formerly at Betty Mabee's Golden Eagle Farm near Ramona, Calif., he will stand as the property of Magali and Pablo Suarez' Suarez Racing.Event of the Year is enjoying his best year, with progeny earnings of $1.4 million. His son, Follow the Rainbow, won the El Cajon Stakes at Del Mar, and daughter Thrilling Victory took the Bay Meadows Oaks on grass. For his career, Event of the Year has sired three stakes winners, four stakes-placed runners, and earners of $2.5 million.