Maryland stallion Seeking Daylight was euthanized Feb. 1 following colic surgery. The 11-year-old son of Seeking the Gold was scheduled to stand at the Rooney family’s Shamrock Farms near Woodbine, Md.
Seeking Daylight is represented by 20 winners from 32 starters, including 2008 stakes winner Dance Hall Days. Another of his runners, Broad But Nice, was stakes-placed last year. Seeking Daylight ranked third on Maryland’s second-crop sires list by progeny earnings in 2008.
Bred in Kentucky, Seeking Daylight raced for his breeder, Edward P. Evans, winning four of seven races by a total of 24 lengths. His big win came in the 2002 Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II). He retired with earnings of $244,710.
Seeking Daylight, who shuttled several seasons to Argentina, formerly was based at Maryland Stallion Station (Donald Litz, president) near Glyndon, Md. He was owned by Evans and Maryland Stallion Station.
Seeking Daylight, out of the Steady Growth mare Play all Day, was a half-brother to grade I winner Hedonist and major Canadian stakes winner Zaha.