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One of the salient points of the lovely pedigree belonging to Travers winner Stay Thirsty is how long the immediate family can go between drinks. For instance, second dam Make Change was second or third in eight G1 races without winning any at the premier level.

She lacked that touch of speed to put her home in front, but Marozia, her daughter by the fast Euro highweight Storm Bird, had the same response from her two stakes-winning sons by Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus. Both won stakes but ran second or third in G1s.

Stay Thirsty followed the same pattern with seconds in the Hopeful and in the Belmont before breaking through in the Travers.

Marozia’s produce record follows:

1st Dam: Marozia, ch, 1994. Bred by Darley Stud Management Inc (Ky). Sent to Great Britain, 1995. $10,378.

2000: Buntline, ch c, by Seeking The Gold.
2001: King Rama, ch c, by Kingmambo.
2002: ANDROMEDA’S HERO, ch c, by Fusaichi Pegasus. Raced 3 yrs in NA, 25 sts, 4 wins, $836,961. Won Fred W. Hooper Handicap (G3), Sam F. Davis S.; 2nd Belmont S. (G1), William Donald Schaefer Handicap (G3); 3rd Jockey Club Gold Cup S. (G1), Donn Handicap (G1), Suburban Handicap (G1), Arkansas Derby (G2), Jim Dandy S. (G2), Alysheba S.
2003: SUPERFLY, dk b/ c, by Fusaichi Pegasus. Raced 3 yrs in NA, 15 sts, 1 wins, $187,944. Won Whirling Ash S.; 3rd Champagne S. (G1).
2004: Slipped.
2005: Without You Babe, ch f, by Lemon Drop Kid.  Unraced in NA, Eng and Fr.
2006: Roman Mistress, ch f, by Fusaichi Pegasus. Raced 1 yr in NA, 3 sts, 1 wins, $25,860.
2007: Hero’s Empire, b c, by Empire Maker. Raced 3 yrs in NA, 15 sts, 3 wins, $63,594.
At 2: 2nd Three Chimneys Hopeful S. (G1).
At 3: Won Travers S. (G1), Jim Dandy S. (G2), Gotham S. (G3); 2nd Belmont S. (G1).
2009: Unnamed foal, ch c, by Mr. Greeley.
2010: Barren.
2011: Unnamed foal,  f, by Smart Strike.


Broodmare sire: STORM BIRD, b, 1978. Sire of 333 dams of 2152 foals, 1634 rnrs (76%), 1119 wnrs (52%), 323 2yo wnrs (15%), 155 sw (7%).

2nd Dam: MAKE CHANGE, ch, 1985-2001. Bred by King Ranch (KY). Raced 3 yrs in NA, 23 sts, 5 wins, $506,338. Won Miss Liberty S.; 2nd Alabama S. (G1), Ladies Handicap (G1), Mother Goose S. (G1), Monmouth Oaks (G1), Hempstead Handicap (G1), Molly Pitcher Handicap (G2); 3rd Coaching Club American Oaks (G1), Ruffian Handicap (G1), Gazelle Handicap (G1), Bonnie Miss S. (G2), Long Look Handicap (G2). Dam of TIME CHANGES (f, Danzig. $47,112. Won Pr Isola Bella.).