Between June and July the Sport of Kings has lost 8 horses. It’s always sad to hear this news and have to report on it. It’s like putting a wet blanket on Derby Fever but the gamers and community need to have updated information, to lay a strategy for their stables as well as breeding their next horse. So I report with a heavy heart the following losses.
Lake Coniston the European champion sprinter Lake Coniston has died at stud in South Africa. He was the son of Bluebird and was 23 yrs. of age. He had 16 Starts: 7 wins, 3 places for a winnings of $341,833. Lake Coniston won the Hackwood S. (ENG), Prix de Meautry-Gr.3 (FR), Diadem S.-Gr.3 (ENG), Abernant S. (ENG), Duke of York S.-Gr.3 (ENG), July Cup-Gr.1 (ENG) He ran 2nd in the Advanced Micro Devices Sprint (ENG), Cork and Orrery S.-G3 (ENG). Lake Coniston is available as a DS for 16 credits or 16 BPs, He is also available as a DDS for 12 credits or 12 BPs.
Wekiva Springs Florida champion was euthanized June 2 as a result of cancerous melanoma tumors at the age of 23. Wekiva Springs had 21 Starts, 10 Wins, 4 Places, and 2 Shows with earnings of $1,512,575. His wins consisted of the Vernon O. Underwood Breeders’ Cup S.-G3, Santa Catalina S., San Fernando S.-G2, Suburban Handicap-G1, Gulfstream Park Handicap-G1, and Brooklyn Handicap-G2. Wekiva Springs is available for the rest of the year as a 2 yr. old Sire, 3 yr. old Sire, and DS for 19 credits or 19 BPs. He is also available as a DDS for 14 credits or 16 BPs.
The Champion and renowned sire Canny Lad was put down at Darley’s Woodlands Stud in Australia, He was 26 yrs. of age. Canny Lad had 15 Starts, 8 Wins, 1 Places, and 2 Shows with earnings of $2,094,450. He was a Champion 2-year-old in Australia and won the 1990 STC Golden Slipper Stakes G1 1200m, 1990 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes G1 1400m, 1989 VRC Maribyrnong Plate G2 1000m, 1990 MVRC Bill Stutt Stakes G2 1600m, 1989 VATC Florentino Stakes G3 900m, 1990 VATC Blue Diamond Prelude (C & G) G3 1000m, 1991 VATC Tattersalls Stakes G3 1400m, 1989 VRC Maribyrnong Trial Stakes 900m. He was buried at his farm. Canny Lad is available in Derby Fever for the rest of this year as a 2 yr. old Sire, 3yr old Sire and DS for 63 credits or 63 BPs, He is also available as a DDS for 47 Credits or 47 BPs. Rest well Champ
Commendable winner of the 2000 Belmont Stakes has died at the age of 17 due to strangulation of the small intestine. Commendable had 12 Starts, 2 Wins, 1 Places, and 1 Shows for earnings of $907,470. He is most remembered for winning the 2000 Belmont Stakes. He came in 2nd in the Super Derby. [G1] and 3rd in the Travers S. [G1]. Commendable is available for the rest of the year as a 2 yr. old Sire, 3 yr. old Sire and DS for 53 credits or 53 BPs. He is also available as a DS for 39 credits or 39 BPs.
Kahal Died on June 26th from complications related to abdominal tumors. He was 20 yrs. of age. Kahal had 13 Starts, 8 Wins, 4 Places, and 1 Shows. He won the Challenge S (G2), Nearctic H (G2). Finished 2nd in the Jersey S (G3), Morvich H (twice) (G3), Dubai Duty Free Cup S (LR). Came in 3rd in the Challenge S (G2). Kahal has sired 34 stakes winners as a stud. Kahal will be available for the rest of the year as a 2yr old Sire, 3yr old Sire and a DS for 21 credits or 38 BPs. He is also available as a DDS for 15 credits or 15 BPs.
Lammtarra Winning the Epsom Derby
Lammtarra son of Njinsky has died at the age of 22. He won the 1995 Vodafone Epsom Derby (Eng-I), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Eng-I), and the Trusthouse Forte Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), becoming only the second horse after Mill Reef in 1971 to win those three races in one year. Lammtarra had 4 Starts, 4 Wins, 0 Places, and 0 Shows for earnings of £1,271,075. Lammtarra is available as a DS for 108 credits or 108 BPs. He is also available as a DDS for 81 credits or 81 BPs. Real nice bloodline on this horse. After winning the Epsom Derby, Lammtarra became the first Derby winner produced from winners of Epsom’s classics.
Commands Died suddenly July 12th in the early morning hours. He was 17 years of age. He was a Leading sire by winners in three consecutive racing seasons and was a prominent Australian sire. His racing career consisted of 15 Starts: 4 wins, 1 Place, and 4 shows for earnings of A$417,231. He won the Missile Stakes (Aus-G3) 1100m, Concept Sports S. 1417m.Came in 2nd in The Galaxy (Aus-G1) 1100m and 3rd in the Caulfield Guineas (Aus-G1) 1600m, Expressway S. (Aus-G2) 1200m, Roman Consul S. (Aus-G3) 1200m, J D Macdonald S. 1400m. Commands for the rest of this year is available in Derby Fever as a 2yr old Sire, 3yr old Sire and DS for 312 credits or 417 BPs, He is also available as a DDS for 96 credits or 96 BPs.
Prized Winning the Breeders Cup Turf
Prized winner of the 1989 Breeders Cup Turf has been euthanized at the age of 28 on July 13th at Old Friends retirement facility. Prized had17 Starts, 9 Wins, 2 Places, 3 Shows for earnings of $2,262,555. Prized is most remembered for his victory in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Gulfstream Park and 1990 San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park. Prized is available as a DS for 74 Credits or 74 BPs, and available as a DDS for 55 Credits or 55 BP’s.