Dance Teacher and Play all Day, two successful broodmares owned by Edward P. Evans, were euthanized in March because of complications from the infirmities of old age.
Evans, the owner of Spring Hill Farm near Casanova, Va., was the breeder of Dance Teacher, who was 25 and pensioned at the time of her death. Campaigned by Evans, Dance Teacher captured three stakes, including the 1989 Ladies Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct while trained by P.G. Johnson. During her career, she won or placed in 13 of 17 races and earned $327,912.
As a broodmare, Dance Teacher (Smarten--Intentional Move, by Tentam) produced eight named foals, five of which have won, including stakes winner Intentional Fever (by Stormin Fever) and three stakes-placed runners. Dance Teacher also was the granddam of three stakes winners, including grade I winner Cat Moves (by Tale of the Cat ).
Play all Day, who was 20 when she died, was one of Canada’s leading 2-year-old fillies of 1992. As a homebred for Kinghaven Farms, the Ontario-bred filly won the Mazarine Stakes and ran second in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes while trained by Roger Attfield.
Play all Day produced her two first two foals, Hedonist and Zaha, for Windfields Farm before Evans bought her in foal to Gone West for $450,000 at the 1996 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. It looked like a huge bargain in 1998 when Hedonist (by Alydeed) won that year’s Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) and Zaha (by Kingmambo) took the Coronation Futurity.
For Evans, Play all Day (Steady Growth--Playful Spirit, by Bold Hour) produced grade II winner Seeking Daylight (by Seeking the Gold) and the latter’s graded stakes-placed full sister Gold Player, plus three other winners.
Play all Day produced a Not For Love filly Feb. 13.