The Spa Spot: Mott reflects on the great Theatrical
While talking about To Honor and Serve's victory in the Woodward during an interview Sunday morning, trainer Bill Mott discussed Theatrical, who died on Friday at the age of 30.
Theatrical won 10 of 22 starts - six of them Grade 1's - and earned $2.9 million. At stud, he sired 81 stakes winners.
“He was probably one of the best horses I ever trained, or ever will train,” Mott said. “He was my first champion, my first Breeders’ Cup [1987 Turf] winner. He won six Grade 1 stakes my first year in New York, and I trained a ton of stakes winners by him. He bought my first home in New York, single-handedly. He was probably the most life-changing horse I ever had.”