01.04.06

R.I.P., Namesake of Short Metal Dude

Posted in Horse Racing at 9:55 pm by

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that Danzig died yesterday. No, not this Danzig:

this one :

Danzig, one of the most prolific sires of modern times, was put down yesterday at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., because of the infirmities of old age. He was 29.

At the time of his death the compactly built son of Northern Dancer led all North American-based sires in number of stakes winners (188) and percentage of stakes winners from foals (.185). Danzig’s offspring have earned more than $101 million on the racetrack.

Claiborne stallion manager Gus “Not Ed” Koch was quoted in the Daily Racing Form: “He was never a mean horse, but you wouldn’t turn your back on him. He was always ready to go. ¦ I loved him. I’ll be honest with you — I loved Danzig.”

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One Response to “R.I.P., Namesake of Short Metal Dude”

  1. Katie Heenan says:

    My horse, Warsaw Magic is one of Danzigs Grandsons and it’s interesting to know how alike they are the more I’ve been reading. Although my horse didn’t race he is an eventer and is a champion in another area. Danzig sounded like an amazing horse and I am so gratefull and proud to know that a little bit of him is in my own. RIP Danzig!! xox

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