Event of the Year Dies in Venezuela

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Multiple Grade 2 stakes winner Event of the Year died early last year in Venezuela, it was reported by the Daily Racing Form.

The 17-year-old stallion by Seattle Slew died in January 2012 due to complications from colic. Event of the Year had stood the past few seasons at Gran Derby in Venezuela, and his first crop of 2-year-olds will soon be hitting the racetrack.

Event of the Year raced as a homebred for the late John and Betty Mabee’s Golden Eagle Farm. During his 3-year-old season, the colt won the G2 Jim Beam Stakes for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, but was forced to miss the Kentucky Derby due to a knee fracture.

After he recovered from his injury he was sent to Richard Mandella, who sent him out to a victory in the G2 Strub Stakes as a 4-year-old.

Read more in the Daily Racing Form

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  • WILLIAM L. ANTON

    This horse could very well have won the Derby as a three year old.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000536973390 Paul Lee

      Agree, he was coming to the Derby with a wealth of talent.

  • LindleyPaxtonBarden

    Why are we just hearing about his death NOW?????

    • Roisin Smith

      Excellent question. Makes one wonder !!!

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