Obituaries

Grade 1 Winner Delta Prince Euthanized At Age Six

Grade 1 winner Delta Prince, an Adena Springs homebred, was euthanized at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital on Friday, Oct. 25, following complications associated with laminitis and renal failure subsequent to an incident of colic. Set to join the Adena Springs Kentucky stallion roster for 2020, Delta Prince enjoyed a stellar racing career, earning $1,174,170 […]

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New Mexico-Bred Legend Peppers Pride Dies Of Laminitis At 16

Peppers Pride, the New Mexico-bred mare who gained national attention going undefeated in 19 career starts, was euthanized Sept. 19 due to complications from laminitis, BloodHorse reports. The 16-year-old resided at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky., where she most recently delivered a California Chrome filly on Feb. 10. The daughter of Desert God raced […]

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Kentucky Derby Winner Sea Hero Dies In Turkey At Age 29

Sea Hero, winner of the 1993 Kentucky Derby, has died in Turkey from the infirmities of old age, according to a report from the Turkish Jockey Club. He was the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner at 29 years old. Born in Virginia the son of Polish Navy raced as a homebred for Paul Mellon’s Rokeby […]

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Grade 2 Winner Neck ‘N Neck Dies In Indiana

Neck ‘n Neck, a Grade 2 winner whose stallion career was just getting started, was euthanized after suffering an “irreparable leg injury,” BloodHorse reports. The 10-year-old Flower Alley horse entered stud this year at Breakway Farm in Dillsboro, Ind. Neck ‘n Neck was a well-traveled campaigner during his on-track career, winning six of 45 starts […]

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Heart Attack Claims Classic-Placed Menifee In Korea

Menifee, a multiple Grade 1 winner in the U.S. and revolutionary sire in Korea, has died of a heart attack at the Korea Racing Authority’s Jeju Stud Farm, per a report from the website Horse Racing In Korea. The 23-year-old son of Harlan was bred in Kentucky by Arthur Hancock III, who co-campaigned him with […]

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California Stallion Atticus Dies At Age 27

California stallion Atticus, who sired progeny with earnings of more than $14.5 million, died of natural causes on Tuesday, Barton Thoroughbreds announced. He was 27. The son of Nureyev was a Grade 1-winning millionaire on the track who won or placed in six graded races at five different tracks and set the world record for […]

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Prominent Horseman James ‘J.J.’ Crupi Dies At 79

James “J.J.” Crupi, a longtime trainer and consignor through his Florida-based New Castle Farm, died Thursday in Maryland at age 79 after a long-running battle with various health issues. In the business until the end, Crupi was on the grounds at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale during the auction’s opening session on Monday, […]

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Zenda, French Classic Winner And Dam Of Kingman, Dies At Age 20

Juddmonte Farms regrets to announce the passing of classic-winning filly and classic-producing broodmare Zenda at age 20 following a prolonged bout of laminitis. Zenda put up some notable performances on the racetrack, the highlight being her win in the French Group 1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (French 1,000 Guineas). However, it’s her achievements as a […]

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Lisa Danielle, Dam Of Wise Dan, Dies At Age 25

Lisa Danielle, the 2013 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year and dam of two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, was euthanized on Feb. 7 due to a ruptured a digital sesamoid ligament in her left hind leg, BloodHorse reports. She was 25. The mare had resided as a pensioner at Patchen Wilkes Farm in Lexington, […]

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Bloodstock Agent Dan Kenny Dies At 73

Dan Kenny, a bloodstock agent, journalist, and co-founder of consignment Four Star Sales, died Dec. 25 in Atlanta, Ga., following a battle with Lewy body dementia, Thoroughbred Daily News and BloodHorse report. He was 73. Born in Johnstown, Penn., Kenny began his career in journalism, making the full-time switch to bloodstock in 1972. He picked […]

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