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Arc winner Carnegie
dies aged 21

CARNEGIE, who provided his owner Sheikh Mohammed with a first Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner in 1994, has died in retirement. He was 21.

The son ofs Sadler's Well succumbed to the infirmities of old age.

Bred by Swettenham Stud, Carnegie had a fabulous pedigree, being out of the 1980 Arc heroine Detroit. After Montjeu, he was the highest-rated three-year-old son by Sadler's Wells in the 1990's, winning seven of his 13 starts.

Unraced at two, he made up for lost time at three winning the Group 2 Prix Eugene Adam and Group 2 Prix Neil before landing the Arc, where he beat the likes of Hernando and White Muzzle. At four, he secured another win at the highest level in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.

Following his retirement from racing, Carnegie initially took up stud duties at Darley Japan and shuttled to New Zealand, where his first crop yielded the Victoria Derby winner Amalfi and and the Rosehill Guineas hero Carnegie Express.

Other top-class progeny produced by the sire include Tuesday Joy, who won four Group 1 races in Australia and the multiple Group 1 winners Perlin and Vision And Power.

His last seven years at stud were played out at Darley's Kelvinside Stud in the Hunter Valley and he was pensioned from his duties in 2008.

Henry Plumtre, Darley's managing director in Australia said: "Carnegie was a magnificent racehorse who won the most cherished prize in European racing and he went on to have a distinguished career at stud. Everyone at Darley will remember him fondly as he had a wonderful temperament and was such a pleasant horse to be around."

 

 

 

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