British Classic Winner Russian Rhythm Dies at 14

by | 08.22.2014 | 12:38pm

Cheveley Park Stud's champion Russian Rhythm was euthanized Aug. 20 after a severe bout of colic. She was 14.

The daughter of Kingmambo, who was bred in Pennsylvania by Brushwood Stable, won seven of 10 career starts. Conditioned by Sir Michael Stoute, Russian Rhythm captured the English One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I), the Coronation Stakes (Eng-I), and the Nassau Stakes (Eng-I) as a 3-year-old, which earned her championship honors that season.

In her only start at four, Russian Rhythm captured the Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I).

Cheveley Park Stud managing director Chris Richardson told the Racing Post, “She was a terrific race mare, probably the best filly [stud owners] Mr. and Mrs. Thompson had ever raced. Thankfully we have five fillies to continue her legacy. Her Invincible Spirit two-year-old called Russian Heroine is in training with Sir Michael Stoute.”

Russian Rhythm's last foal is a yearling filly by Dansili named Russian Finale.

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