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Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Passing ....

Secret Savings (imp USA) 1991 - 2009

The sire of our first foal, who we called Goldie, had to be put down.  His name was Secret Savings and he won the Doncaster back in 1997 and smashed a couple of course records in his racing days in Australia.  It wasn't much of a surprise that Goldie smashed her maiden in class record time, but it was nice that she did so.  

I do not know any of the details, but apparently he had laminitis a very painful condition in the horse's hooves.  He would have been 17 years old and a painless end is what he would have deserved.  He was owned by HH Nassar Lothar, from the Middle East at Emirates Park.  

We are sad he is gone, he sired some terrific horses, including our Goldie (racing name Zelotti).