Breeder: Town & Country Farm Corp (Ky.)
Dam: Winter Garden, by Roy
Matterhorn did not make his career bow until November of his 2-year-old season. He won that start but was given time off and debuted as a 3-year-old in February, running tenth in an allowance. The colt then finished third in an Aqueduct allowance and fourth in the Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park. The colt was subsequently purchased by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and aimed for a start in the 2014 Belmont Stakes.
Matterhorn is by the hot sire Tapit whose offspring include 2014 Kentucky Oaks-winning filly Untapable. Matterhorn is out of the multiple graded stakes-winning mare Winter Garden, making him a 3/4-brother to multiple graded stakes winner Title Contender.