Roberto stallion Repriced dies of heart attack
REPRICED, one of the last remaining sons of Roberto at stud,
died of an apparent heart attack on Friday at Darby Dan Farm in Kentucky. He was 24.
Repriced is the sire of 15 stakes winners and earners of $11.9 million, including Grade 3 winners Rich In Spirit, Closeout,
Spruce Run, No Inflation, Sweetest Chant and Capital Request.
He also supplied David Barron's Redcar Two-Year-Old Trophy scorer Dim Sums, and Miles Gloriosus, a frequent Listed winner in Italy including last year.
Repriced, a strapping chestnut at 17 hands, was owned by Leonard Lavin's Glen Hill Stable. He was out of Quack's multiple
stakes-Producing daughter Feature Price, dam also of Group or Graded winners Top Rung, Gray Cashmere, and Undercut.
Repriced raced primarily on the west coast of America, where he was a stakes performer for three consecutive years, highlighted by a six-length victory in the Oceanside Stakes at Del Mar.
He retired to stand at Dr. William O. Reed's Mare Haven Farm in 1995 and moved to Darby Dan in November 2000.
"It's the real end of an era, with the passing of Repriced; he
represented a connection to the golden era of American stallion," said Darby Dan's John Phillips.
"It's well known that my grandfather John W. Galbreath named Roberto for the great Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder, Roberto Clemente. Both Robertos were exceptional in their fields and Repriced was a wonderful link to those great years. Though
Repriced was largely retired, we are all sad not to see him enjoying his time in his paddock."