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the land will take care of you.
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We sell only what we raise.
Twenty-six year old Fusaichi Pegasus, the first Kentucky Derby winner of this century, was euthanized on May 23 at Coolmore Stud due to the infirmities of old age. He was 26.
As the news began to spread, memories of the colt emerged as well. Articles appeared in the Daily Racing Form, BloodHorse, Thoroughbred Daily News and Paulick Report as well as in Europe’s Racing Post and the Washington Post. Bred by Arthur Hancock in partnership with Bob and Janice McNair’s Stonerside Farm, Fushaichi Pegasus was foaled, raised and sold by Stone Farm. Purchased for $4 million as a by Fusao Sekiguchi at the 1998 Keeneland July Sale of Selected Yearlings and trained by Neil Drysdale, the colt won the San Felipe S.-G2 and the Wood Memorial S.-G2 before winning the Kentucky Derby as the favorite.
Below are links to some of the articles heralding his brilliant career.