Hall of Fame


delinquent account

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On The Road Again
Al Dente
Sire of Dam: 
Bret Hanover

Bred by A La Carte Racing Stable of Pico Rivera, California, world champion pacing mare Delinquent Account was foaled on April 14, 1987 in Bedminster, New Jersey. Purchased in 1991 for George Segal and Brian Monieson by Myron Bell, Delinquent Account raced from 1989-1993, finishing on the board in 67 of 77 races and earning $1,038,997. In 1991, four-year-old Delinquent Account was named Dan Patch and O’Brien Older Pacing Mare of the Year

Raced at two and three for the Jack Kopas Stable, Delinquent Account won her divisions of the Bluegrass Stakes in both 1989 and 1990 at The Red Mile. At four, she won the 1991 Breeders Crown for new trainer Bob McIntosh and was never worse than second in 16 starts. By design, she only raced a few months into her 6-year-old season before heading off for motherhood at Segal’s Brittany Farms in Versailles, Kentucky.

Delinquent Account got right to work in her new career, getting in foal all but one year. Her second foal by Artsplace proved to be her best, as Artiscape p,3,1:49.3z ($1,469,461) captured back-to-back Breeders Crowns and moved on to sire 2004 Horse of the Year Rainbow Blue p,3,1:49.2s ($1,428,934) and millionaires Maltese Artist p,4,1:48.3f ($2,322,671) and Escape The Wind p,5,1:48.3s ($1,913,219).

Delinquent Account was also the dam of Hall of Fame broodmare Arterra p,2,1:53.4 ($161,976) (also by Artsplace) who produced 2009 Breeders Crown and Messenger Stakes winner, world champion If I Can Dream p,3,1:49.4f ($1,990,276) and 2004 Breeders Crown winner Western Terror p,3,1:48.3 ($1,164,174). Western Terror went on to sire winners of more than $88 million to date.

After having delivered her final colt in June 2007, Delinquent Account became blind in the fall. Unable to adapt to the loss of her sight, distressed and disoriented, she was euthanized on Nov 29, 2007 at the age of 20.