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Broad Brush put down

GAINESWAY has announced that its former stallion, Broad Brush, was putdown on Friday, May 15 on humanitarian grounds. He had been retired from active stud duty in 2004.

A son of Ack Ack,  he was the leading sire in 1994. He is the sire of 90 stakes winners, including the 2002 champion filly Farda Amiga and Breeders' Cup Classic winner Concern. Other Grade 1 winners by him include Mongoose, Nobo True, Include, Pompeii and Schossberg.

"Broad Brush has left an indelible mark on the stud book," said Gainesway president Antony Beck.

As a racehorse, Broad Brush ran 27 times and won or placed in 22 stakes races, earning $2,656,793.  He won five Grade 1 races– the Meadowlands Cup and the Wood Memorial Stakes as a three-year-old, and the Santa Anita Derby, the Suburban Handicap and the Meadowlands Cup at four.

He also finished third in two Triple Crown races, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes.

He was owned and bred by Robert E.Meyerhoff, and was trained by Richard Small in Maryland.





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