Information About Earl Mack’s Horses and Horse Racing
Horse Racing Awards Received By Earl Mack
- Sovereign Award: owner of “Peteski”, Canadian Horse of the Year and champion three-year old colt, (1993).
- Sovereign Award: co-owner of “Cryptocloser”, champion three-year old Canada, (1997).
- Sovereign Award: co-owner of “Bruce’s Mill”, champion three-year old colt Canada, (1994)
Earle Mack Writes About The Melbourne Cup
From A DAY AT THE RACES–C’MON DOWN UNDER
By Earle I. Mack
EXCERPT: (The author, former Ambassador to Finland, is a developer with a long history associated with business, the arts, philanthropy, public service, education and Thoroughbred racing and breeding. The following piece first appeared in Thoroughbred Daily News Nov. 13.)
Mark Twain said it best when he attended the Melbourne Cup Carnival in 1895. “Nowhere in the world have I encountered a festival of people that has such a magnificent appeal to the whole nation. The Cup astonishes me.”
I was privileged to participate in “the race that stops the nation.” My horse, Mad Rush (Lemon Drop Kid), was installed the 5-1 favorite, thanks largely to a stellar performance in the traditional lead-up race, the G1 Caulfield Cup, just three weeks prior. …
Earle Mack’s Mad Rush Carries Hope Of US Win In Melbourne
From: Mad Rush carries US hopes
BY: John Schell
November 4, 2008
EXCERPT: “HE HAS his own website and describes himself as an “involved horse breeder and trader”. Now Earle Mack is out to win Australia’s greatest horse race ó the $5.5 million Melbourne Cup at Flemington today.
Mack is the owner of the Luca Cumani-trained stayer Mad Rush, who is likely to start favourite, with two-time Melbourne Cup winner Damien Oliver aboard.
Mack’s curriculum vitae says he has a “long history associated with business, the arts, philanthropy, public service and education”. He is even a former board member of the New York City Ballet.
But today at 3pm, the Melbourne Cup will be the only thing on Mack’s mind.
Earle Mack Takes On Challenge Of The Melbourne Cup In Australia
From: An American in Melbourne
By: Bill Finley
Date: November 2, 2008
EXCERPT: “The Melbourne Cup isn’t on the radar of most American owners, which is probably a mistake. The purse is about $3.6 million, it’s as prestigious as any race in the world, it attracts crowds in excess of 100,000 and any top-class American horse with the staying power to excel at two miles is bound to have a solid chance. It’s a challenge worth tackling, which hasn’t escaped one American owner.
Earle Mack, who is the senior partner and CFO of a New Jersey-based commercial real estate development firm and has campaigned numerous stakes winners, is quietly confident that his stable is about to land its biggest prize yet. Mack owns Mad Rush, the second choice in early betting for Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse. Mad Rush, who was bred in Kentucky by Avalon Farm, would not be the first American-bred to win the Melbourne Cup, but Australian racing officials have told Mack that he would be the first American owner to win the race…”
Earle Mack Purchases Group 1 Winner Star Plus
From: Mack buys Argentine Group 1 winner Star Plus
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2008
EXCERPT: “…Earle Mack has privately purchased Star Plus, the recent winner of the Joaquin S. De Anchorena (Arg-G1) at San Isidro. The five-year-old Alpha Plus horse will join trainer Ken McPeek’s barn in the United States…”
From: Mack Buys Group I Winner Star Plus
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: January 10, 2008
EXCERPT: “Earle I. Mack has purchased recent Argentina group-I winner Star Plus, and has announced plans to race the 4-year-old colt in the United States under the direction of trainer Kenny McPeek.
Star Plus, an Argentine-bred son of Alpha Plus-Nannar, by Big Play, won the Premio Joaquin S. De Anchorena (Arg-I) on Dec. 15, 2007 at San Isidro, with Mack in attendance.”
News About Earle Mack’s Horse Peteski
From: ON HORSE RACING; Peteski Going South To Bring Title North
By Joseph Durso
October 1, 1993
EXCERPT: “…Earle Mack, who owns Peteski, says they will probably ring down the curtain on the horse’s 1993 campaign in either the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Turf or the $3 million Classic. And so you’ll recognize him at Santa Anita, they pronounce his name “Pete-ski”…”