Mom's Command winning Alabama in 1985
From her debut at Rockingham Park in New Hampshire in July 1984 to her final start in the historic Alabama Stakes at Saratoga in August 1985, Mom’s Command always ran in stakes races. She won 11 of 16 starts. Peter Fuller’s homebred filly dominated the competition in four of the most important Eastern races in the division and earned an Eclipse Award as three-year-old filly champion of 1985. She swept New York’s demanding Filly Triple Crown, then won the Alabama.
In a unique pairing, Mom’s Command was ridden in all but one of her major triumphs by Abigail Fuller, daughter of the breeder-owner. Te chestnut filly was trained by Edward T. “Ned” Allard. Mom’s Command came from of the pace to break her maiden by a head in the Faneuil Miss at Rockingham, but in each of her other 10 victories she was on or very close to the pace. Later that season, she won the Grade 2 Astarita and the Grade 1 Selima Goose by 5 ½ lengths, and the 1½-mile Coaching Club American Oaks by 2½ lengths.
Freshened, she was runner-up to another budding champion, Lady’s Secret, in the seven-furlong Test Stakes, then led throughout the 1¼ miles of the Alabama to win by four lengths over Fran’s Valentine. Mom’s Command completed her career with purse earnings of $902,972. Mom’s Command and jockey Abigail Fuller at Saratoga. During her championship season in 1985, the filly won seven of nine races. From left, trainer Ned Allard, jockey Abigail Fuller and owner-breeder Peter Fuller hold the trophy honoring Mom’s Command as New England’s Horse of the Year.
Mom's Command was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2007.