One of only two multi-millionaires bred in West Virginia, fan-favorite Russell Road passed away last weekend after a bout with colic. According to drf.com, the 12-year-old gelding had been re-training as a lead pony following his retirement in late 2016.
Sired by Wheaton, Russell Road retired with a record of 31 wins from 62 starts and total earnings of $2,001,586. He ran in the West Virginia Breeders' Classic for seven consecutive years, winning it three times and twice finishing second.
“He had speed and could go a distance,” trainer James Casey said. “He was well behaved and reasonably sound. He was a good one, for sure.”
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