Mr. Livingston, who had been relocated to Ray and Kathy Paul’s Fanlew Farms near Sarepta, La., for the 2011 breeding season, died Jan. 9 in a paddock accident at the farm at age 14. Owned by David and Teresa Palmer, Mr. Livingston formerly stood at Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
“It’s a tremendous loss, but we have some of his babies,” Teresa Palmer said.
Bred in Kentucky by Triple S Farm and raced by the Palmers, Mr. Livingston (El Prado—Vienna Knickers, by Noble Saint) was a presence on the 2000 Triple Crown trail before being beaten in the Flamingo Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park that April. In his two previous starts, he had won the Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) and finished second, beaten a neck, in the Everglades Stakes (gr. III), both at Gulfstream.
Mr. Livingston, who missed nearly 14 months of racing after the Flamingo, went on to win six more stakes, including the 2001 Miami Mile Breeders’ Cup Handicap in course-record-equaling time of 1:33.75. He was retired following the 2004 racing season with 10 wins and 13 placings from 40 starts and earnings of $429,285.
Mr. Livingston sired 2009 stakes winner Livingston Street, who placed in that year’s Calder Derby (gr. III), and 2010 stakes-placed And I Like It Too.
Mr. Livingston has been cremated, and his ashes will be buried at the Palmers’ Winner’s Circle Thoroughbreds near Ocala.