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Stonewall Farm stallion Lawyer Ron put down

LAWYER RON, champion US older male in 2007 and a young sire at Stonewall Farm Stallions in Kentucky, was put down on Friday due to complications from colic surgery.

The six-year-old son of Langfuhr hit peak form at the age of four, when he won the Whitney Handicap and Woodward Stakes, both over 1m1f at Saratoga. He was also a stakes winner at two and at three, when he landed the Arkansas Derby.

He was standing his second season at Stonewall at a fee of $25,000 this year, as his first crop of foals was being born.

Stonewall Farm Stallions manager Clark Shepherd said: "Not only was he a superior racehorse horse but his physical presence and contagious personality captivated everyone who saw him."

"His first foals are tremendous. When breeders call in to report their Lawyer Ron foals being born, they all have a story to tell. This is obviously a huge loss for us, as well as for the racing and breeding community."




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