Materiality winning the 2015 Florida Derby, Photo (X)
April 9, 2012- July 16, 2016 (?)
Materiality, the 2015 Florida Derby winner, was euthanized July 16 after a hard fought battle with laminitis (?).
Materiality is by Afleet Alex, out of the Langfuhr mare Wildwood Flower. He was bred by John D. Gunther and owned by Alto Racing. He is also a half brother to the Gr.II winning My Miss Sophia.
Trained by Todd Pletcher, the bay colt did not race until his sophomore season. He won his first race, and then won the Islamorada Handicap. He then went into the Gr.I Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park despite his inexperience, and won the race by 1 ½ lengths over Upstart, Ami’s Flatter, and Istaknockout. Meteriality went into the 2015 Kentucky Derby unbeaten in three starts, finishing sixth. Materiality skipped the Preakness to rest for the Belmont: finishing last in the field of eight while American Pharoah took the Triple Crown.
Shortly after the Belmont Stakes, Materiality developed a soft tissue injury. He retired with a record of 5:3-0-0 with earnings of $686,028.
It is not known when exactly Materiality developed laminitis, as it was not made public and neither was his death. Materiality’s memorial will be updated as more information is discovered.