Fan-Favorite Russell Road Dies After Bout With Colic At Age 12

by | 01.23.2018 | 6:06pm
Russell Road and jockey Jose Montano unleash a late charge to win the 2014 West Virginia Breeders' Classic.

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, 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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