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.
Sad to report we lost FANCIFUL ANGEL yesterday in a freak stall accident at Palm Meadows. Was 2nd in both G1 Arl Million and G1 Joe Hirsch before a run in @BreedersCup Turf. Very sad for all his connections including previous owners @touchgoldracing. Rough week in the sport. pic.twitter.com/qEFAiKkkWQ
— Bradley Weisbord (@BradWeisbord) December 10, 2017
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.
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