Fanciful Angel Killed In ‘Freak Stall Accident’ At Palm Meadows

by | 12.10.2017 | 2:50pm
Fanciful Angel training at Del Mar

The 5-year-old gelding Fanciful Angel, second in both the Arlington Million and Joe Hirsch in 2017, passed away at Palm Meadows on Saturday due to a “freak stall accident.” Bloodstock agent Brad Weisbord announced the news via Twitter on Sunday.

Fanciful Angel, a son of Dark Angel bred in Ireland, earned more than $500,000 in his 26-race career. He was previously owned by Touch Gold Racing. Most recently trained by Chad Brown, the gelding had the best season of his career in 2017 in the United States, collecting a pair of Grade 1 placings and competing in the Breeders' Cup Turf at Del Mar.

  • Marlaine Meeker

    So sad to hear. I wonder what happened? Cast in his stall?
    What a week. Makes you fearful of what’s next.

  • John Murray

    The Dark Angels improve the dams being bred. Sad.

  • Ida Lee

    Dear Lord….is this week never going to end???? RIP Beautiful Boy

    • whirlaway

      Is this year never going to end hoping for a better 2018 for all.

      • Ida Lee

        Same here, whirlaway, same here…..

        • whirlaway

          I wish you a wonderful holiday season and so hoping a 2018 with less bad news. There will always be sad things that happen, it is a part of life but lately it seems
          there is just so much with little time for a breather and not only in the world of horse racing but life in general. I guess has always been like that but due to the time we are living in we hear more than we often need. 🕊

  • Sara swope

    I hope foul play is not suspected(?)…

  • NMBird

    OH, this is almost unbearable!!!

    I wish I could bundle all these sweet babies into swaddling clothes to keep them as safe as possible…What a beauty he was!!!

  • rockybudgeboa

    RIP to this stunner. I cannot take anymore of this sad news

  • Delrene

    No more terrible sad news. Gorgeous boy, rest in peace. It has been one horrific week for so very many people and animals.

  • Al McBean

    such a devastating week for the sport of kings…RIP beautiful angel.

  • OopsyDaisy3

    When he raced you could not help but be drawn in to watching him.
    Very sad that he lost his life. Rest in Peace Fanciful Angel and thank
    you beautiful and handsome one for the memories. Linda in Texas

  • Deb

    what a beautiful horse. What a waste.

  • Bill Baehr

    Another “freak” horse accident. How come so many horse accidents are “freak”. It seems whenever a horse or human gets hurt or dies in an accident it is a “freak”. Let’s find out who or what that “freak” is and get rid of it.

    • Baloo

      You obviously haven’t spent much time around this breed of horse…

      • Bill Baehr

        Baloo, Why do you think that? I have spent lots of time around that breed of horse.

  • chris

    Can you please describe what the freak accident was?

  • Pan Zareta

    Just out of curiosity I would like to know what the freak accident was. No accusations just food for thought. Having owned horses for years I know freak accidents happen and being informed about others accidents helps others take precautionary methods with their own horses. So sorry for your loss . Gone too soon.

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