Three Chimneys’ Sire Exchange Rate Euthanized At 19

by | 01.11.2016 | 3:22pm
Exchange Rate's daughter Miss Ella shown winning the Grade 2 Beaumont.

Three Chimneys' stallion, Exchange Rate, has been euthanized. He had been treated for pneumonia and liver dysfunction and had recently developed a secondary deep vein thrombosis in his right hind leg. Despite the best of veterinary care and advice from top specialists, he could not be saved.

The son of Danzig, out of Stakes winner Sterling Pound by Seeking the Gold, was purchased for $1.4 million as a yearling by Satish Sanan's Padua Stables and was trained by Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas. He debuted a winner at Hollywood Park before placing in a pair of Graded Stakes as a juvenile, and finished his career with a win in the Grade 2 Tom Fool Handicap. He was retired to stud in 2002 and moved to Three Chimneys in 2008.

Exchange Rate's first crop included two Grade 1 winners, Ermine and Swap Fliparoo. A consistent producer of Stakes and Graded Stakes horses throughout his career, he sired additional Grade 1 winners Reckless Abandon, Sunset Glow and Ball Dancing. Exchange Rate has sired 49 Stakes winners to date, and his progeny have earned $39,601,849.

Exchange Rate bred 127 mares in 2015 and was due to stand for $20,000 once again in 2016. “Exchange Rate was booked full again this year and was running on all cylinders at stud – we especially hate losing him because he was such a wonderful horse to be around and exuded class.  We will try to accommodate all breeders with our other stallions if at all possible,” said Three Chimneys Director of Stallion Nominations, Grant Williamson. Exchange Rate will be buried at Three Chimneys.

  • JerseyGirl

    Another sad story – rest in peace in heaven’s Meadow, Exchange Rate. You have earned your wings.

  • meaghanedwards

    So sad. He was such a gorgeous boy who sounded like he was a real gent.

  • Riskaverse

    So sad to hear this. He was stunning and a real gentleman when we visited Three Chimneys for Dynaformer’s funeral and they took some of the stallions out for public viewing. Always a favorite when I saw his name in pedigrees too. RIP and condolences to all those who took such great care of him.

  • Ida Lee

    Oh I hope he didn’t suffer. Just looking at him was a pleasure …. RIP Beautiful Boy

  • Bellwether

    Another one of those “Beautiful and Mystical Creatures” leaves the planet…I can picture ‘Ziggy Stardust’ on his back blasting thru the Cosmos!!!…Bless both those souls Forever…

  • bonniemcdo

    A wonderful sire. I had a filly by exchange rate that won long on the grass. I sold her as a broodmare to a couple in Australia and she just had a filly by Mossman. She was long and lanky and all class. Sad to lose a good one.

  • dispute92

    Always sad to hear of passings of stallions. I am a huge fan of Danzig and his offspring. Which makes Exchange Rates passing even harder to swallow. Poor guy seemed to have a lot going against him. RIP pretty boy. You did your dad proud.

  • Rachel doolittle

    We are sad to hear of his passing
    My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time ??
    I know he was a great horse cause we own one of his son and his a great gentle horse just like his dad ??

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