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Death of US stallion Proud Accolade

GRADE 1 winner Proud Accolade was put down on Tuesday after suffering from a severe neurological condition. The seven-year-old son of Yes It's True had covered the past season at Bridlewood Farm in Florida for $4,000.

"He began to show some mild signs of neurological problems in recent weeks, but his condition deteriorated rapidly early Tuesday morning to the point that we were left with no other alternative," said George Isaacs, general manager of Bridlewood Farm in a release.

"It's heartbreaking.A plan was in place for upcoming surgery to try to alleviate the problems."

Proud Accolade sired his first winner earlier this month when Mr Green won a sprint maiden at Calder. To date, the stallion has been represented by five runners from 62 first crop named two-year-olds.

"Proud Accolade was already getting off to a strong start. He had an impressive first-out winner at Calder, and I've been hearing so many positive things about his offspring," said Isaacs.

Proud Accolade was campaigned by Satish Sanan's Padua Stables, who stood him for two seasons at Padua Farm in Florida.

Trained by Todd Pletecher, Proud Accolade won Grade 1 Champagne Stakes as a two-year-old and the Grade 2 Hutcheson Stakes at three. He retired as the winner of four of ten starts and $476,630 in earnings.






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