Love of Money , winner of the 2004 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) who later found a home in the Keystone State as a stallion, died earlier this month at age 11.
Northview Stallion Station’s Pennsylvania Division in Peach Bottom said the son of Not For Love died of natural causes.
Love of Money picked up his first graded stakes winner last year when Jack’s in the Deck won the Futurity Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park. Maryland honored Jack’s in the Deck as its top juvenile last year. Another stakes winner for Love of Money is Wanganui, who won a pair of steeplechase stakes races last year. In three crops of racing age, Love of Money boasts 26 winners from 84 foals (31%) with progeny earnings of $1,504,552.
A late developing 3-year-old in 2004, Love of Money cruised to a six-length allowance win at Saratoga Race Course before overwhelming his Pennsylvania Derby rivals with a front-running, 8 1/2-length score over runner-up Pollard’s Vision . He also placed in stakes at ages 4 and 5, finishing third in the 2005 Strub Stakes (gr. II) and second in the 2006 Westchester Handicap (gr. III). He was named the top Maryland-bred 3-year-old of 2004. He finished with four wins from 10 starts and earnings of $602,705.
Love of Money, who stood for $2,500 this season, also the is the sire of Coach Fridge, Bumpy Road, and Love Those Boots, all stakes-placed runners at 2.
Out of the Smarten mare Mescalina, from the family of grade I winner Tenski, Love of Money entered stud at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., in 2007, where he stood two seasons before moving to the Peach Bottom farm in 2009. He has 27 current 2-year-olds in his first Pennsylvania-sired crop.