Cynthia Phipps' homebred Lead Kindly Light died Feb. 28 at age 20 from complications while foaling a Quiet American filly. The filly also died.
Named after a hymn by John Henry Newman, Lead Kindly Light (Majestic Prince -- Arabian Dancer, by Damascus) won six of 23 races and earned $216,037. As a 4-year-old in 1987, she captured the Athenia Handicap (gr. IIIT) and ran third in the New York Handicap (gr. IIT).
Boarded at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., Lead Kindly Light is represented by three winners from her 10 foals. Two of them, Gold Fever and Emanating, were stakes winner. Gold Fever, a grade I winner, is the sire of millionaire Gold Mover.