Champion Rubiano Euthanized
Date Posted: 11/19/2002 5:08:07 PM
Last Updated: 11/24/2002 10:32:28 AM

Rubiano, euthanized Tuesday at Lane's End Farm.
Photo: Tony Leonard
Rubiano, champion sprinter of 1992, was euthanized Tuesday following complications from laminitis, according to a release from William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm where he had stood since his retirement in 1992.

Bred by the Third Kirsmith Racing Associates, Rubiano raced for a Centennial Farms partnership. He won 13 of 28 races, including three grade I event, the NYRA Mile, Carter Handicap, and the Vosburgh Stakes, and earned $1,252,817. He was the son of leading sire Fappiano and was produced from the Nijinsky II mare Ruby Slippers.

Fifteen-year-old Rubiano was the sire of 21 stakes winners from seven crops of racing age, including grade I winners Burning Roma and Impression and to date his runners have earned more than $21 million. This year, he was represented by six stakes winners, including 2-year-old stakes winners Taliano and Ruby's Reception.

Rubiano was buried in the Lane's End cemetery

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